What the team is known for
Outstanding funds team offering a full suite of formation and management expertise across the life-cycle of open and closed-end funds. Held in particularly high esteem for its presence in the hedge fund sphere, spanning formation, spin-offs and, increasingly, tokenised funds. Also offers expertise advising on closed-end private equity and real estate investment platforms.
A client highlights the team's capacity for innovation, citing its "ability to be agile, to go and learn new concepts, and to come up with solutions to problems that are very new, not only to funds lawyers, but just generally to everyone."
Another client notes: "We were impressed at the depth of knowledge and also appreciated the team's candour in assessing the risks of alternative approaches. It understood our priorities and concerns, as well as those of our key stakeholders, generating novel solutions to each hurdle that arose."
Top-tier practitioner Effie Vasilopoulos
remains a highly sought-after specialist in both the private open and closed-end funds spaces, and is also instructed by government bodies for her legislative know-how. A client says of her client-oriented approach: "There is no beating around the bush or giving you myriad options; she lays the best choice or two on the table and disregards the rest. At the same time, she has a lot of patience in explaining the little details and concepts that can be a minefield to someone without a legal background."
Budding prospect Joy Lam
enters the rankings after approval from interviewees, who note "her demonstration of strong industry knowledge, talent, clear communication and dedication,"
as well as her ability "to think like a general counsel
She is instructed to advise GPs and LPs on private equity and hedge fund mandates and is also very active in the launch of cutting-edge tokenised funds.