Shearman & Sterling LLP

Investment Funds

Band 3Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Credited for its experience in private equity funds in Hong Kong and bolstered by the credentials of its Tokyo-based practice group. Highlighted for its skills in Asia-focused fund formations, the representation of sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors on investments into funds, regulatory matters arising from the design of new investment products together with funds-related M&A. Clients include prominent fund managers and high-profile investors. Fields additional expertise in handling venture capital fund matters.


"The team is experienced and up to date with market trends so can provide us with valuable suggestions," one client remarks, continuing: "The team is also well organised, responsive and efficient, and can help us to meet tight timelines for urgent transactions."

A second client reports: "We like the team for its fast turnaround, understanding of the market and clients' needs, and its global network, which matches our needs of developing an international platform." The client adds: "The team can sometimes take initiative to give us constructive suggestions on products, regulatory environment and even some strategic matters."

Work highlights

Represented CITIC Capital and Frontier Services Group in launching a private equity fund targeting up to USD500 million in the form of a joint venture platform.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Lorna Chen and Etienne Gelencsér in Japan are the key contacts.

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By combining multidisciplinary knowledge with a globally integrated approach, the firm’s full-service investment funds team provides a comprehensive range of investment funds services to clients on a worldwide basis. The team has extensive experience assisting fund sponsors and investors across Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa in finding innovative solutions to the challenges they face. They are also skilled at reconciling complex regulatory and tax regimes with the competing requirements of fund sponsors, their investment strategies and their target investors.     

Investment Funds Department

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Department location

599 Lexington Avenue

New York

New York


NY 10022-6069

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