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Kirkland & Ellis

Investment Funds

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What the team is known for

Exceptional reputation in the private equity arena, acting for a spectrum of top-end managers, sponsors and investors. Skilled Hong Kong-based team praised for its deft handling of funds mandates throughout the Asia region, and across a broad range of industries, advising on fund formation and management as well as on relevant regulatory issues. Active across a range of private funds, including growth funds and venture capital funds, as well as credit funds and real estate funds. Its excellence is further enhanced by its ability to leverage the expertise of top-tier practitioners elsewhere in the world.

Strengths

A client extols the team's ability to handle complex formations, explaining: "It understands the dynamics of the market and is very creative in terms of the fund structure build-up. It is also strategic and forward-thinking, which was critical to the success of our fund closing."

A client also reports favourably on the team's individual and collective nous, stating: "Its sense, judgement and ability to balance things make me trust it. I need someone strong to represent me and the team is a very powerful combination."

Work highlights

Advised C Bridge Capital on the fund-raising and closing of its USD850 million Healthcare Fund IV.

Notable practitioners

Department co-heads Justin Dolling and Carol Liu are the key contacts.

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Overview

Kirkland & Ellis is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. Kirkland offers clients the unsurpassed resources of a large, integrated, multidisciplinary, global team located across offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. With more than 230 dedicated Investment Funds attorneys, including 70 partners, few firms approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services.

With one of the largest and most active client bases of any law firm, Kirkland is uniquely positioned to provide unsurpassed market intelligence and cutting-edge solutions to address the broad spectrum of legal, regulatory, tax and commercial challenges facing investment funds and their sponsors in today’s market. Kirkland’s Investment Funds attorneys represent a diverse group of clients ranging from some of the world’s largest multi-strategy alternative asset managers and financial institutions to independent boutiques and sponsors raising first-time funds. Kirkland also represents a wide range of institutional investors around the globe, including sovereign wealth funds, family offices, corporations and other investors in private funds. These clients operate across a broad spectrum of alternative investment asset classes and strategies.

Investment Funds Department

Kirkland & Ellis

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26th Floor, Gloucester Tower

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15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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