Lunes 18 de Marzo 2019

Thompson Hine’s Investment Management Practice Named Innovation Award Finalist

Hine LLP
is pleased to announce that its Investment
practice is a finalist for the Lawyer of the Year
– 2016 award, presented annually to the law firm that has done the most
to push the exchange-traded funds (ETF) industry forward, including
driving new and innovative products through the Securities and Exchange
Commission and advocating for the industry.

In the finalist announcement, notes that “in an era of
ever-changing regulation,” one client noted that “Thompson Hine has been
invaluable in helping keep us on the cutting edge.”

The awards are intended to recognize the people, companies and products
that are moving the ETF industry forward and delivering new value to
investors. award winners are selected in a three-part process
designed to leverage the insights and opinions of leaders throughout the
ETF industry. Winners will be announced on March 30, 2017.

Thompson Hine has a strong Investment Management practice, currently
representing over 65 fund complexes and 430 individual registered funds
– in most cases, representing the board as well as the independent
trustees. In addition, the firm represents more than 40 registered
investment advisers and has a rapidly growing ETF practice. Last year,
the firm added well-known ETF partner Bibb
to its Washington office.

“We appreciate the recognition for working with our clients to drive the
ETF industry forward with new and innovative products,” said Donald
S. Mendelsohn
, leader of the Investment Management subgroup of the
firm’s Corporate Transactions & Securities practice. “As the ETF
industry displays competitive performance, we continue to provide
clients with comprehensive guidance on how to adapt their strategies to
an ETF so that it meets the ever-changing regulatory requirements.”

Thompson Hine’s investment management lawyers have extensive experience
advising clients on ETF formation and the development of new products.
The firm counsels a variety of financial firms on entering the ETF
business, including those creating their own ETF trusts, those launching
ETFs using third-party platforms and those becoming sub-advisers to ETFs
offered by existing fund complexes. Thompson Hine guides ETF sponsors
through complex legal issues and helps facilitate the efficient and
timely launch of their ETFs. Once the ETF is launched, the firm advises
on a broad range of issues including regulatory filings and compliance
and board matters. The firm has developed relationships with leading ETF
service providers including administrators, Authorized Participants
(APs), custodian banks, distributors, exchanges, index providers and
market makers.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New
working models” by The Financial Times. For 4 straight years,
Thompson Hine has distinguished itself in all areas of Service Delivery
Innovation and is one of only 7 firms noted in the BTI Brand Elite
for “making changes to improve the client experience.” The firm’s
commitment to innovation is embodied in Thompson Hine SmartPaTH®
– a smarter way to work – predictable, efficient and aligned with client
goals. For more information, please visit


Thompson Hine LLP
Sheila Turner, Media Relations Manager