Your global partner throughout the fund lifecycle

Across the world, our experienced investment fund attorneys provide a dynamic, integrated service to fund sponsors. We advise clients on the full spectrum of investment funds, all major investment strategies and all stages of an investment fund's lifecycle.

Based in key jurisdictions around the world, including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, London, Luxembourg, Ireland and Hong Kong, we’re positioned to guide you at every stage of the investment fund lifecycle.

The effective formation and management of investment funds requires the navigation of complex international and domestic tax, corporate, securities, and other laws – including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, and the Investment Company, Investment Advisers and Securities Exchange Acts.

We’ve helped hundreds of fund sponsors form thousands of investment funds – funds of all sizes, in a wide range of industries, and across the full spectrum of business strategies and asset types.

Our clients include investment management firms, alternative asset groups of international financial institutions, privately held advisors with billions of dollars under management, smaller investment firms, and emerging managers. We’re particularly recognized for our high-quality advice on real estate, energy, and infrastructure funds, and our ground-breaking work on credit funds.

“DLA Piper has a deep bench of experienced individuals and a wealth of knowledge from their broad base of clientele.”

Client, Chambers

We support you throughout the full investment fund lifecycle. From structuring, establishment, marketing, and advising with respect to daily operations through wind-up – we provide global coverage for all of your fund-related needs.

We can also help you with managed accounts, funds of one, co-investments and other custom investment products; house arrangements, carry/performance compensation planning, and employment issues; sponsor seed and stake investments; and investment advisor M&A and joint venture transactions.

Wherever your fund is domiciled, whatever its strategy and however large, we have the market knowledge and technical experience to provide you with first-class, seamless support.

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