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Rahul Manvatkar

Investment Funds Partner, London

“I am an investment funds specialist, with 15 years’ experience advising fund managers and investors on investment management matters. I am a solutions-driven lawyer, providing practical advice and executing complex deals. I am a keen believer in relationship lawyering: I want our clients to feel we are part of their team rather than external lawyers.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Rahul has experience of transactional and advisory work in relation to a broad range of open and closed-ended investment funds, both onshore and offshore, aimed at institutional and retail clients. His experience covers a variety of asset classes including real estate, private equity, infrastructure, credit and hedge funds. He is a particular expert on real estate and hedge funds, and a driving force behind our practice advising on funds’ regulation including AIFMD, PRIIPS, SFTR and other regulations impacting investment management houses. He has advised various fund manager clients on the implications of Brexit on their business. He also acts for a number of English pension schemes in relation to their fund investments.

Work highlights

Rahul’s experience includes advising:

  • Softbank as fund counsel on the set up and fundraise of its approx. US$100bn SoftBank Vision Fund, which is the largest private equity style fund ever established
  • Barings Real Estate Advisers (formerly Cornerstone) on their European fund products
  • KKR on the establishment of a variety of fund products, including private equity, infrastructure and special situations products
  • The merchant banking and asset management divisions of a global investment bank on their European regulatory structuring and private funds products
  • Deutsche Bank on its AFS platform
  • Prologis on its €2.4bn European real estate joint venture with Norges Bank Investment Management
  • The CEO and management team of HSBC Specialist Investments on the spin out of InfraRed Capital Partners

Professional experience

Rahul lead the production of our AIFMD client site, established when AIFMD was first published in 2011.

Education and qualifications

Rahul studied Japanese at Keble College, Oxford University.