Baker McKenzie

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Commonly selected by asset management clients seeking to establish large private equity funds, with particular expertise in real estate strategies. Also handles mandates for the formation and management of MPFs and REITs. Additionally acts for leading institutional investors with regard to high-value investments into funds.

Strengths"The team has consistently been able to deliver outstanding results within a short timeframe and with reasonable costs, offering thoughtful opinions which are actionable, and an ability to go toe to toe with opposing counsel during negotiations," states a client.

Another client notes that the team's "practical and down-to-earth professionalism is pleasant to work with for any deal."

Work highlights Assisted APG Strategic Real Estate Pool and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in their joint venture with ESR Cayman to establish a USD1 billion logistics-focused fund platform.

Notable practitioners

Edwin Wong
is relied on by sophisticated LP-side clients investing in private equity funds, who attest to his "strong knowledge of regional markets as well as his established network within the industry." He also assists on the formation of prominent real estate funds.

Department head
Jason Ng
is regularly instructed by leading real estate funds to set up investment platforms, as well as by noteworthy private equity houses and global investors on various closed-end structures. Clients like that he "can provide market views as well as practical solutions," and "uses his experience to draw upon multiple angles during negotiations."