Alternative funds

This firm is a market leader in the private banking arena and has an evolving client base of institutional investment management clients. The group is praised for its approachability and enterprising range of value-added services.

Chambers & Partners

Hedge Funds

Our team advises on the structuring, establishment and ongoing management of offshore hedge funds investing in a diverse range of asset classes and targeting a range of investors.  We have recently acted for a number of spin off hedge fund managers, and are well versed in the issues faced by managers and their funds in this situation.

Our lawyers have advised on a number of open-ended and closed-ended hedge funds as well as fund of funds listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.

Our team has also acted for hedge funds on secondary issues, migrations and reorganisations.

Real Estate Funds

We advise both established and startup managers on aspects of real estate fund formation, structuring and marketing. There is no "standard" real estate fund structure and we are able to draw on expertise which spans listed and unlisted, onshore and offshore, and closed- and open-ended structures.

We have specific expertise in improving the marketability and distribution of property funds, tax structuring of offshore funds, the exemptions permitting regulated pension schemes to invest in residential property funds and the use of gearing permitted under Shariah law.

Private Equity Funds

We advise on the formation and ongoing operation of private equity and venture capital funds. Our lawyers are able to take both new and experienced managers through the process of establishing a private equity fund, from forming an appropriate management vehicle and obtaining authorisation, to establishing a tax-efficient fund structure and marketing the fund. We advise management teams on aspects of the structuring and terms of their incentive arrangements.

We have particular expertise in advising initial seed/anchor investors in relation to their investment in such funds.

General Funds Advice

We advise managers and boards of investment funds on ongoing issues between fund-raisings, including assisting with the day-to-day operation of funds where legal input is necessary. We are able to advise our fund manager clients on the full range of compliance issues that arise throughout the life of a fund.

We provide advice on contractual arrangements, including the negotiation of investment management, custody and administration agreements.

Investors in funds

In addition to advising managers, we are able to advise institutional investors in connection with their investments in funds. This includes a legal review of the relevant fund documentation and where appropriate negotiating side letters.

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