Legal services for private fund formation requires a combination of structuring expertise, market knowledge, project management and transactional skills all framed within an international context. 

Our fund formation team brings together specialists from across the firm, and co-ordination with our developed specialist overseas lawyers network, to deliver a first class fund formation to our manager clients and to investors into funds.

Our expertise includes acting for managers on the winding up of their funds including distributions of assets and other arrangements. Our sector expertise covers private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure and credit funds.

Areas of focus

Our alternative investment funds expertise includes the following:

  • Acting for managers on their fund formation from initial structuring through to negotiations and closing.
  • Expertise in winding up funds.
  • Expertise in secondary sales of fund interests.
  • Establishing UK and international funds, including Luxembourg, Channel Islands and Cayman Islands.
  • Assisting with structuring and establishing management vehicles.
  • Advice on carried interest or other performance incentive structuring.
  • Acting for investors into funds including negotiating side letters.
  • Clear and accessible documentation.

Acting for a leading private equity manager on the establishment of a private equity fund investing in Europe.

Acting for a US manager to establish a UK fund.

Acting for a fund of funds managers on the acquisition and disposal of interests in funds.

Acting for a private equity manager on all matters relating to the winding up of three funds and distributions of assets.

Acting for a venture capital manager on the winding up of its funds and distributions of assets.

Acting for pension funds and other investors on their investment into funds.

Acting for managers on bespoke fund vehicles to invest in individual transactions.

Meet the team
Martin Cook Temp Corporate Image Web Profile

Martin Cook Partner

  • Head of Fintech
  • Financial services
  • Technology and Communications
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Andrew Mills Partner

  • Private Equity
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnerships as Investment Vehicles
Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn Partner

  • Head of Regulated Funds and Financial Services
  • Regulated Funds
  • Financial Services
Alex Gillespie

Alex Gillespie Senior Associate

  • Financial Services
  • Regulated Funds 
  • Life and Pensions
Headshot of John Roberts

John Roberts Associate

  • Financial Services
  • Fintech
  • Retail Funds and Financial Products
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Carly Phillips-Jones Solicitor

  • Financial Services
  • Retail Funds and Financial Products
  • Financial Services Regulation

Brandon Wong Solicitor

  • Financial services
  • Fintech
  • Technology and communications

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Expert knowledge, friendly, and very responsive and collaborative.

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