London's Canary Wharf district
Overview

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 private 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.
Experience

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
Jeremy Bell

Jeremy Bell Partner

  • Head of Private Investment Funds
  • Asset Management
  • Partnerships
Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey Partner

  • Corporate
  • Funds and Asset Management
  • Financial Services
Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn Partner

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

What others say...

The 'terrific' Jeremy Bell is a private funds specialist, handling mandates in real estate, infrastructure, debt and private equity... Market commentators admire that he is 'creative when necessary in solving difficult issues'.
Chambers 2016

Key contact

Jeremy Bell

Jeremy Bell Partner

  • Head of Private Investment Funds
  • Asset Management
  • Partnerships

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