I’m a partner in the corporate team and the head of our corporate practice area. I provide strategic and holistic advice to high net worth individuals, family offices and their professional advisers.
With over 20 years’ experience, I act as a trusted corporate adviser, often coordinating input from a number of different legal disciplines to enable our clients to achieve their goals and ambitions. My approach is open and engaging, giving practical advice on the issues that matter, and not making a meal of those that don’t. My areas of expertise reflect the core values and interests of my clients, including sustainable investment, ESG issues and investment funds.
My practice is focused on private wealth, advising the individuals behind the business, and their families, to ensure their corporate goals align with their wider interests and aspirations.
Areas of expertise:
- Alternative investment funds
- Hotels and hospitality
- Impact investment
- Structuring generational wealth
- Joint ventures
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 1999
Structuring alternative investment funds with a particular focus on renewable energy, having launching funds in excess of £500m
Acting for families and family offices facilitating and documenting the transition of wealth between generations, including the use of family investment companies and charters
General counsel to boutique and international hotel brands, advising on structuring, financing and operational issues.
Advising super-prime London residential management companies on day to day governance and other issues.
Advisor to UK based impact investment fund, dealing with structuring, fund raising and day to day issues.
Working with Cripps is refreshing as questions are answered in real time whilst language and points of law are demystified
It has been a delight to work with you all and thank you for your patience in explaining the nuisances of corporate law! I have made it known internally – Cadogan were definitely represented by the A-team.
We have been delighted to work with Cripps (and principally Victoria Symons) since we opened our advisory business in 2016. They provide an invaluable service for us and our clients which has enhanced our client offering greatly. They are responsive, proactive and friendly, we can't recommend them highly enough.
CH1 Investment Partners
We followed Victoria Symons to Cripps since which time she has looked after our legal affairs in terms of all of our investments. Her work has been exemplary, on time and first class. We couldn't ask for more.
Victoria Symons is a very pragmatic down to earth lawyer who is our main touchpoint at Cripps. She is responsive and almost always immediately understands what we are looking for.
Legal 500 2022
Victoria is insightful, genuine and covers a wide range of issues for us. She will refer work to her colleagues whenever the need arises and will turn around work quickly and efficiently if the situation demands.
Legal 500 2022
We have worked with Victoria on a variety of different projects over the years and Victoria’s professionalism, experience and reassurance always gave us confidence, none more so than during a complex sale of our hotel group. We will also continue to work with Victoria on other matters going forward such is the trust and relationship we have formed.
Michael Benyan & Mark Sainsbury
Formerly The Zetter Group
We have worked with Victoria as our legal adviser since setting up our business in 2016. She is professional, commercial and always has ours and our clients best interest at heart. We have never considered using anyone else, there can be no higher praise.