We advise asset management firms based worldwide on the establishment of investment fund vehicles in various onshore and offshore jurisdictions including the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands. Our market-leading team advises on all types of fund structure such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt, hedge funds, UCITS and other regulated fund products.
We advise asset management firms on the full range of financial services regulatory matters, including advising on all aspects of compliance with applicable regulatory requirements as well as strategic regulatory issues relating to such matters as business re-organisations, AIFMD platforms and other fund marketing and distribution arrangements, often involving a cross-border element.
We advise the “buy side” of the derivatives market on products including both bespoke structures and high-volume products as well as general advice on the full range of exchange-traded and over-the-counter products (e.g. ISDAs and repurchase agreements). The team advise on practical steps to be taken to implement EMIR obligations including reporting and clearing.
Focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate registrations and IPOs of client businesses in the asset management sector, we have significant experience of buying and selling asset management companies and businesses (including strategic stakes) and capital raising transactions.
Tax and other issues
Asset management is at the heart of the firm’s practice and our lawyers in many specialist areas such as tax, litigation, property, employment, intellectual property, IT, data protection and insurance law regularly advise our asset management clients.