Clifford Chance

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Clifford Chance is recognized as the global market leader in working with alternative fund managers to establish and operate the full range of alternative private investment funds. Our team works closely with our colleagues in the firm's Private Equity, Real Estate and Energy & Infrastructure groups.

The firm also advises investors in such funds, including pension funds, insurance companies, funds-of-funds and many sovereign wealth and other supra-national institutions. Our team has advised on some of the largest and most complex private fundraisings in the global market.

Our recognition as a global leader in the field has been established due to our expertise across our international network, with market-leading teams in Europe, Asia and the US. The global nature of the private funds market means that our extensive network of offices is a major benefit to clients.

The firm advises managers on fund establishment, structuring and marketing as well as ongoing operational issues, secondary transactions and restructuring mandates. We also actively advise our clients on their licensing and regulatory requirements. This is an area which has seen significant interest given the unprecedented regulatory change in the investment management industry, including the impact of the EU Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD) and the Investment Advisers Act in the US. Clifford Chance keeps its clients in the funds sector ahead of the pack by maintaining one of the largest financial services regulatory teams in the world. In addition to regulatory support, with one of the largest international tax groups of any law firm, our combined team provides clients with comprehensive advice on all aspects of private fund establishment and investment structuring issues.