Our dedicated investment funds team specialises in all aspects of alternative investment funds law, including real estate, private equity, crowd funding and debt and infrastructure funds 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, and encompassing potential restructuring, consideration of exit strategies including AIM or full market listing, buy-out or portfolio sale.
In every case, our aim is the same – to provide clear and timely advice that enables our clients to achieve their commercial objectives.
We advise on:
- Fund structuring
- Marketing and equity raising
- Establishment, operation and winding-up
- Investor participation
- Secondary transactions
The team is recognised for establishing and advising on both onshore and offshore structures, including traditional private equity type structures, limited partnerships, LLPs, companies and unit trusts. Together with our 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 managers of, and investors in, alternative investment funds, who range from first-time start up managers and novice investors to those with many years’ experience. We advise managers on structuring, and successfully closing, tax-efficient and regulatory-compliant funds, as quickly as possible. We also advise potential investors on fund terms in the context of prevailing market practice, and negotiate with fund managers on their behalf.
The increasing level of regulation imposed on funds and their managers and promoters means that it is crucial for those managing, marketing or investing in funds to have access to up-to-date regulatory advice. We advise clients on all aspects of UK and international financial services law and regulation, including those relating to the marketing, establishment and operation of alternative investment funds, such as AIFMD and FATCA.
In order to provide effective and efficient services for our clients, we have developed close relationships with law firms, administrators, depositaries, custodians and other service providers in the leading offshore centres around the world.