DLA Piper combines a sector-driven approach with vast litigation experience to provide strategically targeted advice on disputes in the private fund industry. Our geographic reach in the top financial markets in the world coupled with our deep bench of experienced dispute professionals allows us to handle global matters efficiently and seamlessly across our platform.

Further, our continuous consultation with our transactional lawyers and clients in the fund space allows us to anticipate problems well before any disputes arise. Working with funds, investors, liquidators, managers, limited partners, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, trusts and insolvent estates, DLA Piper’s team has developed insights over time that allow us to spot issues and help you address and mitigate challenges in their earliest stages.

Our experienced team has deep knowledge in alternative asset classes, such as collateralized debt obligations, asset-backed securities, synthetic derivatives, credit default swaps, and PIPE investments. We understand the investment partnership vehicles that hold such assets, and, thus, we can manage a plethora of disputes relating to redemption requests, net asset value calculations, manager compensation, frozen redemptions and gating, liquidity concerns, asset drift and insolvency.

In addition, our global team has extensive knowledge in worldwide restructuring, fraud and asset tracing actions for private funds, both onshore and offshore. Finally, our clients turn to us for informed guidance and representation in global regulatory and compliance matters, as well as criminal and civil investigations by regulators and prosecutors.

Among our clients are:

  • Hedge funds
  • Investment banks
  • Institutional investors
  • Private equity funds
  • Venture funds
  • Tax credit and real estate funds
  • Real estate investment partnerships
  • Family trusts
  • Business/corporate trusts

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