Practices

EXPERTISE ​Investment Funds

Our award-winning international funds team operates across Asia, Australia, Europe and the US. We advise on all funds, listed and unlisted, across all asset classes.

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A complete service

Whatever our clients' needs - fund manager or investor - our lawyers provide bespoke, commercial advice on fund structuring, formation, investment and exit of the fund.

We deliver cost-effective advice covering all aspects of funds, including fund formation, tax structuring, negotiating legal and commercial fund terms, advising on leverage and bridge financing, managed accounts, implementing carried interest and co-investment schemes, secondary transactions and funds and management spin-outs.

We also advise institutional investors investing into funds including sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and superannuation funds as well as hedge fund managers on their investments, management structures and regulatory matters.

Integrated expertise

We have a leading expertise in listed and unlisted funds, alternative investments (credit, real estate, private equity, energy, infrastructure and distressed debt), pensions and superannuation funds, wholesale and retail funds, securities, derivatives, mortages and fixed interest. Support is provided by our tax, regulatory, finance, employment, dispute resolution teams.

Innovators in fund structuring

Clients recognise us for our innovation within investment funds. That is best demonstrated by the awards we have won for having advised on some of the largest, most successful fundraisings.

Within investment funds, Ashurst is a first tier firm. LEGAL 500, 2016

Recognition

As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • 2015

    UNQUOTE BRITISH PRIVATE EQUITY AWARDS

    Law Firm of the Year - Fund Structuring

  • 2015

    PRIVATE DEBT INVESTOR AWARDS

    Law Firm of the Year - Europe

  • 2015

    ALT CREDIT EUROPEAN SERVICES

    Best Law Firm - Client Service

  • 2015

    FT INNOVATIVE LAWYER AWARDS

    Corporate and Commercial: Rated Standout

  • 2014

    THE LAWYER AWARDS

    Funds Team of the Year

  • 2014

    PRIVATE DEBT INVESTOR AWARDS

    Law Firm of the Year - Europe

  • 2015

    LEGAL 500 UK

    Investment Funds: Private Funds: Band 1

  • 2016

    IFLR 1000

    Hong Kong: Investment Funds: Real Estate Funds: Band 2

  • 2016

    CHAMBERS UK

    Investment Funds: Closed Ended Funds: Band 2

  • 2016

    CHAMBERS ASIA-PACIIC

    Australia: Investment Funds: Band 3

  • 2014

    LEGAL 500 UK

    Investment Funds: Band 1

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We bring together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice our clients need.

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