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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
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Clifford Chance's global Funds and Investment Management group covers a wide range of products including private funds, public funds, hedge funds and wealth management solutions. Our international coverage and scale and product-focused depth positions us perfectly to tailor our advice to a client's particular needs.

Clifford Chance offers a truly global "one-stop-shop" for private funds and is recognised as such by industry participants and the leading legal directories. Our international team of experts includes over 400 lawyers with a range of specialisms, including fund formation, regulation, tax, securities laws, ERISA, finance and incentives. We work as a single closely integrated team, advising many of the world's leading sponsors, across asset classes. Although we are principally a sponsor-side practice, we also advise several of the world's leading institutional investors in respect of their investments into private funds.

Our coverage across jurisdictions enables us to combine technical excellence with real market knowledge, which we can compare and contrast between asset classes and regions to provide tailored, pragmatic advice. Our global team includes experts in London, New York, Luxembourg, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Sydney.

Matters on which we advise include:

  • Private equity funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Infrastructure funds
  • Energy (including renewables) funds
  • Credit funds (including direct lending, senior/mezz/distressed, real estate debt, infrastructure debt)
  • Funds-of-funds
  • Emerging markets funds
  • Growth funds and development funds
  • Venture capital funds
  • Bespoke strategies such as carbon offset projects, supranational and impact-linked mandates, etc.

In addition to our primary fundraising expertise, we offer a thriving secondaries and liquidity solutions practice covering LP-led transactions, GP-led transactions (including fund recaps and continuation vehicles) and wider liquidity solutions. We also work closely with our M&A team on strategic GP advisory work and asset-management-related M&A.

Our offering includes all the adjacent expertise you would expect, including carried interest and co-investment programmes, club funds, single asset co-investments and funds' financing arrangements.

As one of the world's leading firms in the area of global financial regulation, the firm also offers extensive capabilities in relation to public funds, hedge funds and wealth management in key jurisdictions.