Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Investment Funds Department

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What the team is known for Hedge fund-focused team at the forefront of the start-up space, providing an almost peerless service for both first-time and established manager launches. Impressive bench strength, including several leaders in the field. Full-service offering bolstered with a dedicated buy-side regulatory and compliance team, tax advice and a powerhouse New York office. The firm acts for an impressive collection of global alternative asset managers and maintains close relationships with the large prime brokerages at the leading bulge bracket banks.

Strengths Clients describe it as "an excellent firm," appreciating that it has "good people in every area we need them who are commercial and get things done."

Others comment that "the work is very good-quality," and value the lawyers for their "timely and thoughtful advice about the issues raised."

Work highlights Advised Indar Capital LLP on the launch of the management entity and the launch of a catalyst-driven special situations fund.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Hilditch is proficient in handling the formation and operation of hedge funds for international sponsors. Clients describe him as "extremely good, very reliable and very knowledgeable."

Clients report that Josh Dambacher is "very knowledgeable and experienced, invaluable for client negotiations and delivers creative solutions." He is US-qualified and advises on the formation and operation of substantial hedge funds, including offshore funds.