Private Funds and Investment Management

We provide incisive, practical and comprehensive legal advice to private fund sponsors, investment management firms, depositaries, custodians, other service providers and investors. Few firms, if any, can match the depth and breadth of our offering, with true industry experts across the spread of different asset classes, covering the full liquidity spectrum.

  • We advise on the structuring, formation, marketing and operation of all types of funds, accounts and other investment products.
  • Our expertise spans credit funds, private equity funds, venture funds, secondaries funds, funds of funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds, hedge funds and retail funds, across closed-ended, open-ended, hybrid and listed fund structures.
  • We regularly provide “house advice” on the structuring of a client’s business, including the design and implementation of team incentivisation and co-investment arrangements, coupled with associated tax and employment advice.
  • Our clients range from large institutional and household names to start-up boutiques and successful private fund sponsors.
  • We also have an established practice advising institutional investors on their primary fund investment programmes; together with our expertise advising fund sponsors, this gives us a comprehensive view of the market and means we are at the forefront of industry trends.
  • Unlike many firms, we also advise on the deployment of fund assets, across all asset classes, liquid to illiquid, from short-term synthetic trading to project finance for infrastructure funds.
  • We provide expert advice on private funds and investment management-related transactions, including seed investments, investment manager M&A transactions, GP stake sales, secondaries, liquidity events, continuation vehicles, co-investments and preferred equity solutions.
  • We offer comprehensive support to our clients by leveraging our firm’s expertise across an array of practices, such as financial regulation, tax, ESG, employment, finance, derivatives and trading, and corporate and M&A.
  • We regularly advise both UK and non-UK sponsors on the establishment of funds and investment structures in Luxembourg, Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands, as well as the UK.

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