Our dedicated funds team specialises in all aspects of alternative investment funds including real estate, private equity and debt and infrastructure in addition to other asset holding structures.
We offer our clients a full range of legal services from a fund’s inception right through to its dissolution or disposal, including potential restructuring and consideration of exit strategies (such as AIM/full market listing, buyout and portfolio sale). Our advice covers structuring, taxation, regulation, financing, marketing and equity raising, establishment, operation and winding-up as well as reorganisation, investor participation and secondary transactions.
We have a renowned reputation for establishing and advising on both onshore and offshore structures including traditional private equity type structures, GPs limited partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, companies and unit trusts. Together with our brilliant corporate and property transactional teams and our banking, employment and tax teams, we also provide seamless advice on the acquisition, asset management, refinancing and disposal of funds’ underlying assets.
We act for both managers of, and investors in, alternative investment funds and property holding structures that range from first time start-up managers and novice investors to those with many years’ experience. We advise on structuring and successfully closing, tax efficient and regulatory compliant funds as quickly as possible and advise potential investors on fund terms in the context of prevailing markets and negotiate with fund managers on their behalf.
The increasing level of regulation imposed on funds and their GPs, managers and promoters means that it is crucial for those managing, marketing or investing in funds to have access to up-to-the-minute regulatory advice. We have considerable experience of advising clients on all aspects of UK financial services law and regulation including that relating to the marketing, establishment and operation of alternative investment funds such as AIFMD and FATCA.