Funds

Our team can assist with the entire life cycle of your fund, from structuring, through the investment period to winding down. We work with all asset classes, including hedge funds, private equity and project finance.

 

Our funds advisers have extensive experience advising on unregulated collective investment schemes (CIS) and alternative investment funds (AIFs). Newcomers to the sector can find the distinction between CIS and AIFs opaque and we work with you to explain where the pitfalls lie and what the regulatory impact of the different regimes are.

 

We understand the difficulty in striking the right balance between transparency and return to investors on the one hand, and protection and reward for operators on the other. Working alongside our specialist corporate tax lawyers, we can help you identify the right structure for your fund, whether onshore or offshore, as a limited company, general partnership, limited partnership or LLP.  We have extensive experience in drafting the constitutional and supporting documents needed.

 

As one of the largest teams in the South East, we can dedicate resources to structure a project team around you, drawing on experts from across the firm with real experience of the underlying asset class with which you are dealing. Due diligence and reporting are tailored to suit your needs and those of your investors, and can be revisited regularly as the needs of the fund change over time.

 

We can also help you plan towards an orderly wind up at the end of the life cycle, and our insolvency lawyers are on hand to help with strategic planning in a more challenging environment.

 

We also act for investors on a regular basis, reviewing and reporting on proposed investment structures and helping to negotiate the best terms for your money.