Hedge Funds

We have extensive experience in advising hedge fund managers and fund of hedge fund managers on all aspects of their business. Our experienced team regularly advises on the formation of a broad range of hedge funds and hedge fund of funds, including quantitative trading funds, equity and fixed income long-short funds, macro funds, distressed debt and other distressed investment and hybrid fund vehicles, as well as numerous funds of funds domiciled in (among other jurisdictions) Delaware, the Cayman Islands, Irish-listed funds and Luxembourg.

We can also advise on the appropriate location of onshore and offshore fund vehicles taking into account tax, regulatory and logistical issues, as well as negotiating seeding, retrocession, capacity and other key investment agreements and side letters; negotiating administration, distribution, custodial, secretarial and other key service provider agreements.

Some examples of our recent hedge funds transactions include advising:
  • Paul Capital on a complex multi-jurisdictional friendly takeover of a hedge fund portfolio  
  • Deutsche Bank on its AFS hedge fund platform and Liquid Alts products, in particular negotiating platform documentation with third party managers  
  • a major global investment bank on the application of the AIFMD to its Cayman and Irish hedge-fund based platforms, and on its new range of replicator products
  • a major global investment bank on their ongoing hedge fund access products