Mr. Atherton is a Partner and General Counsel, Europe in the Ares Legal Department. Prior to joining Ares in 2018, Mr. Atherton was General Counsel, Private Investment Structures at Schroder Adveq. Previously, Mr. Atherton was a Senior Associate in the London and Boston offices of Proskauer Rose LLP, where he focused on private investment funds. Mr. Atherton is a member of the BVCA's Legal and Accounting Committee. Mr. Atherton holds an L.L.B. (Hons) from the University of Bristol in Law. He is admitted to practice law in both England and Wales.