Our dedicated Investment Funds Team delivers on the most complex types of investment fund structures. Not only does this involve high-end expertise on fund formation, but often also involves detailed tax structuring, assistance with the acquisition of investments such as real estate investments, the negotiation of complex banking and derivative documentation and corporate secretarial and governance services.
A feature of our practice is the establishment, for international distribution, of UCITS funds for alternative investment clients, accommodating strategies which were previously the preserve of hedge funds (liquid alternatives). Our UCITS practice advises on the most complex UCITS investment strategies including compliance with detailed rules on structured UCITS, index or swapbased strategies as well as CTA and hedge fund strategies.
In the past 12 months our Investment Funds Team has been particularly involved in real estate investment funds. We have implemented innovative QIAIF structures for the most tax efficient acquisition of real estate assets, as well as structuring the assets of the QIAIF in an efficient manner for the purposes of different creditor lending.
Our Investment Funds Team is supported by specialist practitioners from the Tax, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Banking, Intellectual Property and Financial Regulation teams who have experience of applying their specialisations to the funds industry.
"Knowledgeable, pragmatic, commercially aware."
"Top-quality level of service."
"The team has a commercial mindset, and an understanding of the business side as well as the legal side of cases."