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Clifford Chance LLP

Investment Funds

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What the team is known for

Dominant private funds group, with expertise across the range of structures and asset classes. Known for debt, real asset and upper mid-market private equity fund formation work, with a market-leading real estate debt offering. The firm's global resources are fully utilised by the London team, which is able to offer advice to clients from across the globe. Acts for an impressive list of clients including high-profile UK, European and global fund managers.

Strengths

Sources say: "The team as a whole is extremely good with a strong work ethic."

Clients note: "They are user-friendly and the advice is very clear."

Work highlights

Advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the formation of its EUR1.25 billion target Fund 2.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Davidson is valued for her knowledge and experience of advising sponsor clients, and assists them with everything from the formation to the closure of a comprehensive range of private equity-style funds.
"She is incredibly dedicated to her clients and always goes the extra mile."

Gerard Saviola is noted for his expertise advising European and emerging market-focused asset managers on the formation of a range of funds. As well as buyout and infrastructure funds, he also regularly advises client on the establishment of debt funds.
"He is savvy, commercial and doesn't get hung up on technicalities."

Nigel Hatfield receives praise for his ability to advise leading asset management firms on the formation of European private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds.
"He is a very good lawyer who is user-friendly and very involved." "He is a well-respected market leader who is excellent technically and very good in client relationships." "He is extremely responsive, creative and commercial with his legal solutions."

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Investment Funds Department

Clifford Chance LLP

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Department location

10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Investment Funds: Private Equity


Alexandra Davidson
Band 3
Gerard Saviola
Band 2
Nigel Hatfield
Band 1

Investment Funds: Private Equity: Credit Funds


Gerard Saviola
Spotlight Table

Investment Funds: Real Estate


Nigel Hatfield
Band 1