Hogan Lovells

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Strong real assets funds practice, with extensive expertise in fund formation and a core focus on infrastructure funds. Regularly advises clients investing in social infrastructure and other PPP assets. The team receives instructions from institutional managers, cornerstone investors and large brokers, and is equally well versed in listed closed-ended structures as well as traditional private funds.

Strengths Sources say: "They are quick, efficient and can manage the workflow well."

Clients say: "They are accessible and amenable, and they speak in plain English, which makes things understandable."

"They are a really friendly firm to work with," notes a source.

Work highlights Advised Fidelity in relation to the demerger of its proprietary investments arm Eight Roads.

Notable practitioners

Erik Jamieson
has wide expertise encompassing closed-ended infrastructure funds and REITs.
"He is really easy to deal with, very responsive and incredibly commercial." "He is a highly competent and experienced lawyer."

Jonathan Baird
is experienced in closed-ended fund matters including listed real estate funds. His client base includes asset managers and banks.
"He is very clever, good with clients and constructive when you have problems to solve." "He is excellent and we rely on his judgement."

Nicholas Holman
excels in advising investment management companies on the formation of infrastructure and real estate funds. He also works with large investors on making investments into funds, as well as on joint ventures.
"He is accessible and available." "He is well respected by counterparts and is able to lead the discussion."