Why Choose our Funds lawyers?We can advise on all types of funds, investment vehicles and managed account structures and work closely with our colleagues in Derivatives, Real Estate and Private Equity to offer seamless support in relation to both the top structure and the underlying transactions and assets. We can help with product development and structuring, restructurings and changes, corporate and partnership/LLP work for fund managers, regulation and compliance (contentious and non-contentious), tax, legal due diligence for investors and drafting, reviewing and/or negotiating the full range of fund-related documentation. Our funds lawyers regularly counsel in relation to the UK regulatory regime and other EU legislation, fund marketing and financial promotion rules, conduct of business issues and other aspects of the FCA Handbook.
Our clients include start-up, small and emerging managers right through to some of the best known names in fund management.
We also assist investors when they are establishing their own structure or investment mandate (e.g. managed accounts or funds of one) and when they are investing via a fund, investment vehicle or join venture arrangement.
Our team is based in London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg and Paris. Our innovative funds offering is flexible and scalable.
We can support clients through Cummings Fisher, our specialist law firm that we launched to focus on the alternative investment management sector.
Notable deals and highlights
- Advising an FCA authorised manager on the establishment of a UK commercial real estate fund set up in Jersey.
- Advising a pension fund on a legal due diligence review of the documentation relating to a lending fund (direct lending, special opportunities, high yield and syndicated loans) structured as a Luxembourg partnership.
- Assisting a Belgian financial on the structuring and establishment of an alternative investment fund financing SMEs through the subscription of notes/bonds. The fund is regulated as a specialised investment fund (SIF) structured as a Luxembourg limited partnership.