The industry is in growth territory for the first time since the global financial crisis, however asset managers and investment funds face a changing and complex regulatory and tax environment.
To help clients achieve their objectives, our team draws on the expertise of specialist practitioners from areas spanning corporate, funds formation, tax, litigation, employment, employee incentives, banking and financial services regulation. We take care to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses and their key drivers in order to provide advice that is commercially relevant and strategic.
We are at the forefront of legal developments worldwide, such as the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. We are represented on policy and industry committees with regulators in many jurisdictions, and are the sole legal adviser to the Hedge Funds Standards Board in the United Kingdom.
Our lawyers advise on issues as diverse as acquisitions and disposals in relation to asset management businesses, agribusiness, fund establishment and capital raisings, hedge funds, infrastructure, onshore and offshore funds, property, regulatory issues, restructuring, Shari'ah compliant investments and investment funds, structured products, and wholesale and retail funds management.
We also advise on the corporate side of asset management businesses, including administrative arrangements, incentive schemes, management, outsourcing and regulatory advice.