Hedge funds


Macfarlanes has a unique hedge funds offering that combines experience from our market leading practices to provide a single point of contact, both in the UK and overseas, for advice to individual managers as well as to corporate and fund structures through their entire life cycle.

We act for over 40 of the world's leading hedge funds in Europe and the US. In January 2012, the team from boutique specialist hedge fund law firm D Harris & Co International Limited (DHCI) joined Macfarlanes. Our combined expertise and market knowledge enables us to service our hedge fund clients from inception throughout their cycle.

Our services include advice on:

  • tax efficient manager/advisor structures;
  • fund formation;
  • trading documentation;
  • regulatory and compliance;
  • restructuring issues;
  • private client issues;
  • disputes and investigations;
  • employment;
  • real estate; and
  • financial services M&A.


  • "Respected investment management group with a reputation for excellence acting for sponsors and investors."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "The firm regularly advises hedge funds on regulatory and transactional matters."

    The UK Legal 500 2015

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