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King & Wood Mallesons

Investment Funds

2 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Acknowledged for significant experience advising key clients on the formation of real estate and infrastructure funds, adding further depth to its extensive Asia-Pacific offering. Well-established China practice provides services related to both inbound and outbound investment. Sector experience includes consumer retail, energy, logistics and media. Demonstrates further expertise in registered funds such as ETFs and mutual funds.

Strengths

"The team is well experienced in structuring bespoke private funds partnerships," one interviewee states, continuing: "Additionally, it has been extremely helpful in providing support where needed outside of its mandate and engagement."

Another client states: "In terms of value, the firm is outstanding. It is proficient, commercial and provides practical advice. In short, it has not only delivered what we would expect in a fund formation counsel, but exceeded our overall expectations."

Notable practitioners

Lee Guo Sun rises in the rankings owing to his frequent instruction by reputable private equity houses, particularly in the real estate, infrastructure and logistics sectors. He is also counsel to sovereign wealth funds on their outgoing investments. A client remarks: "For the quality of service, attention to detail, and quick responsiveness he delivers, it is my firm belief that he should be charging higher than he does. He has a firm grasp of the market norms and boundaries of each client and negotiates firmly but fairly."

Hayden Flinn advises asset managers on establishing investment platforms as part of a broader corporate practice, with a focus on private equity-related structures in a multitude of sectors. Market commentators assert that he is a "very good technical lawyer."

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China

Investment Funds (International Firms)


Guo Sun Lee
Band 3
Hayden Flinn
Band 4