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Investment Funds

In the continually evolving regulatory landscape encompassing investment funds and their managers, clients regularly approach us to advise on a range of issues including the structuring, promotion and administration of their funds or assets. We have successfully overseen a number of funds from their incorporation (whichever vehicle is chosen), including the preparation and negotiation of the various agreements to be put in place between the funds, managers, investors and service providers, through to advising on the legal aspects of their investments and their day-to-day activities.

Our team closely monitors the legal updates relating to the funds industry and is well-placed to handle matters relating to the investments arena. We have frequently advised clients on transactions with an international element and have established connections in all of the jurisdictions through which funds mainly operate.  Our experience includes advising on the first ever REIT conversion to be listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

Druces is a founding member of the Alliance of Business Lawyers, a network of lawyers with members in over 30 countries many of whom share our interest and expertise in advising investment funds.

Recent work 

  • We advised an investor and advisor to start up hedge fund managers, on its investment platform for UK start up hedge funds, including advising on the financial service aspects of the transaction.
  • We acted for an IOM and Luxembourg based fund company on its property fund structuring and the structuring and financing of UK based investments.
  • We advised on the refinancing of two facilities in relation to two property funds structured through limited partnerships.
  • We have advised a number of care home funds on a range issues, from set up to disposal of assets including care home properties.
  • We have recently been advising a number of private investment funds on regulatory and structuring advice in relation to proposed loan fund structure.
  • We have advised a property fund specialist across the range of issues associated with unregulated collective investment schemes, but also member managed LLP structures.

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