FUND FORMATION LAWYER DIRECTORY

We have compiled an extensive list of over fifty leading attorneys in Europe, North America, and Asia with known fund formation expertise.

 

We recommend fund managers to consider the following factors, prior to engaging with the relevant fund finance lawyers:

 

  • Expertise in the relevant fund structure and needs:  Understand if they have expertise in funds with investment strategies similar to yours, whether it is private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure or credit, and whether they shave worked with funds similar in size to yours

 

  • Practices in adjacent areas including fund finance, international tax, compliance, etc. to ensure seamless structuring of the transaction

 

  • Geographic presence and expertise in countries where the fund investors are located, the fund vehicles are domiciled or may have to be domiciled at the request of the investors, and where the investments are being made.  Minimizing the number of law firms involved in order to execute on a fund strategy usually helps keep the costs lower, as well.

 

  • Other areas of consideration may include:

 

  • Limited partnerships and Limited Liability Companies

  • Special fund vehicles such as French FCPRs, Luxembourg SIF, SICAR and Soparfi

  • Global distribution structures

  • Tax structuring, including deferred compensation issues

  • Seed capital arrangements

  • Secondary transactions on portfolios of funds’ interests

  • Carried interest plans

  • Joint venture arrangements

  • Single-client arrangements, separately managed accounts and funds

  • General partner/manager interests

  • Regulatory compliance, including SEC, FSA, AMF, CNMV, EU and other securities regulatory filings

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