Clifford Chance LLP

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Offers high-quality multidisciplinary advice to global financial institutions and asset management companies. Assists with the setting up, structuring and management of investment platforms. Represents UCITS, SICAVs, AIFs and specialised investment funds. Additionally offers regulatory, licensing and compliance advice. Popular choice for German investors.

Strengths Clients particularly highlight the team's ability to handle cross-border matters, with one reporting that the team offers "strong fund expertise covering both the German and Luxembourgish aspects."

Work highlights Advised Cording Real Estate Group on the launch of a real estate fund.

Notable practitioners

Emmanuel-Frédéric Henrion is noted for his UCITS and regulatory expertise and interviewees describe him as "a very good lawyer with great legal skills." He advises private equity and alternative funds on structuring and licensing matters.

Clients describe working with Kristof Meynaerts as "a real pleasure," adding that he is "a very hard worker and very knowledgeable." Meynaerts assists with cross-border fund set-up.

Paul Van den Abeele advises on a range of matters that include setting up UCITS, structuring private equity funds and regulatory matters. He represents both domestic and international investors.