The legal and regulatory structure governing fund management is complex and can be confusing, even to experienced fund managers. Our specialist investment funds team offers clients a genuine ‘one stop shop’ service. We provide cradle to grave advice for all types of investment funds encompassing:
- Structuring and establishing appropriate fund vehicles
- Listing funds on public markets
- Fundraising (institutional and retail)
- Regulatory and management compliance
- Management fee and ‘carried interest’ structures
- Fund mergers and reconstructions
- Acquisition of secondary portfolios
- Winding up and returns of capital
We combine specialist expertise in corporate and partnership law, public companies, regulatory, financial services and tax with industry knowledge gained over many years of experience acting in this sector. We advise funds of all sizes and structures ranging from fully listed investments trusts and venture capital trusts to institutional limited partnerships and off-shore property funds.
We have a particular expertise in advising clients who invest in the renewable sector and the technology sector, borne from a deep understanding of these business areas and the regulatory environment in which they operate. Our links with the education sector also gives us a unique insight into the generation and commercialisation of new technology. This understanding and experience allows us to give valuable commercial and practical advice to clients.
We are recognised as market leaders in delivering bespoke legal advice to VCT and EIS funds. Our detailed understanding of the tax legislation involved and our longstanding relationship with HMRC, ensures that the tax advantages offered to such funds are property utilised and maintained. We are also the UK’s leading adviser on VCT mergers.
This proactive team of ‘can do’ lawyers are known for their market expertise and project management approach, ensuring advice is tailored to client requirements, with transactions delivered on time and within budget.