Our core practice is centred around funds and asset management, and we have extensive expertise in advising on the various aspects in the lifecycle of an investment fund.
Our private equity practise is driven by a practical understanding of the vulnerabilities of offshore financial sponsors, LP-GP relationships, and importantly, governance standards required by fund managers.
Infrastructure Investment Trusts (“InvITs“) and infrastructure is a core specialism of the firm. In 2019 alone, members of the team have advised some of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and leading global financial sponsors on some of the largest and pioneering transactions in the space with overall deal values exceeding USD 5 billion.
A specialism that we take pride in is our understanding of cross-border tax issues. The role of a tax advisor has generally been undertaken by accounting firms, but each tax position taken needs to be validated under law. In our prior dealings, we have seen lack of tax-enabled advisory as a huge handicap in managing and executing high-stakes transactions.
Our private credit / structured finance team specializes in high yield private debt transactions (primarily foreign debt), mezzanine debt infusions and securitization of different asset classes.
We regularly write on Fund Formation, PE, PIPE and M&A, Structured Finance, Fund Litigation, Governance and Stewardship. Stay tuned.