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Clifford Chance LLP

Investment Funds

Band 1Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Renowned pan-Asian practice with leading practitioners in Hong Kong and Singapore, offering a comprehensive skill set that covers innovative investment structures in hedge, private equity and real estate funds. Also recognised for its work on the formation of registered funds in Singapore and Hong Kong. Advises an enviable client base comprising top-end sponsors, managers and investors on fund formation, regulatory issues and investments. Draws on its considerable strength in the transactional private equity and real estate areas to support its funds clients. First choice of counsel regarding the formation of high-profile regional development funds.

Strengths

A client observes that the firm "has a very strong reputation in Asia and globally in private equity fund work. They are highly commercial and very responsive. Given their extensive work in these areas they are able to develop practical solutions."

Another source reports: "They offer very strong expertise and have the ability to deliver user-friendly advice. They are clearly a market leader in the region."

A commentator is impressed with the firm's breadth of coverage, characterising it as "a reputable global law firm with strong teams than can facilitate China firms' global business, the setting up of offshore fund vehicles and the expansion of global funds in China."

Another client is full of praise for the team's approach, noting: "It is technically good, accommodating of our timing and transactional needs, and helpful in recommending alternatives. I regard it very highly in terms of attentiveness."

Work highlights

Advised Prologis on establishing Prologis China Core Logistics Fund, a USD1.7 billion open-ended perpetual life structure.

Advised Panview Capital on the establishment of an equity long/short hedge fund.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Mark Shipman and Singapore-based Kai Schneider are key contacts.

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Investment Funds Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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27th Floor

Jardine House

One Connaught Place

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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