Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific Guide
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We have one of the largest and most experienced funds teams in Hong Kong, comprising over 40 professionals, led by 6 partners and 2 consultants. With a strong team of Mandarin-speaking lawyers and three representative offices in Mainland China - in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - we also regularly assist Chinese managers looking to expand overseas and with other clients who have an interest in China. We leverage on our close relationships with local legal counsel in various jurisdictions such as the USA, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands to provide seamless services to fund management clients across jurisdictions.
Our fund formation work includes advising on the optimal fund structure in coordination with tax advisers and auditors; drafting, reviewing and negotiating fund documents (including offering documents, constitutive document, investment management, investment advisory, custodian, administration and other service provider agreements, subscription agreement and other investor documents); and working with offshore counsel (a) to set-up offshore funds and management entities and (b) to obtain regulatory and marketing advice in relevant jurisdictions.
We help our clients to maintain their funds, including updating offering documents; drafting, reviewing and negotiating managed account agreements, seed investor / shareholder agreements, side letters, prime brokerage agreements, ISDA documentation and other service provider agreements; fund restructurings and implementing changes to existing funds and establishing new classes / sub-funds under existing fund structures.
Our hedge funds team has the in-depth industry knowledge and hands-on experience to guide our clients in the structuring and setting-up of hedge funds, and to help them navigate on-going legal and regulatory requirements. Our close working relationships with prime brokers and hedge fund administrators strengthen the funds formation process. We also have extensive experience in advising clients on legal and regulatory issues affecting the fund or manager and marketing / private placement of interests in the fund.
If you would like to discuss how we could assist your business with any aspects of hedge fund work, we would be delighted to hear from you.