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Simmons & Simmons LLP

Investment Funds

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Formidable reputation in the registered funds space, particularly regarding ETFs and retail funds. Sought-after expertise for RFQII fund advice and SFC authorisations, as well as regulatory and licensing issues. Highly commended for its experience in hedge fund formation and advising a range of investors on renminbi-denominated funds, with expertise based in both Hong Kong and Singapore. Adept at handling funds domiciled in Ireland and Luxembourg.

Strengths

Clients endorse the team for its capacity to handle complex regulatory matters, emphasising its "really good understanding of market and regulatory environment" and its relationships with regulators.

A client notes: "I'm impressed by their ability to work to deadlines and have found them very experienced and able to give overviews into market practice."

Another client likes that the team was "very professional and quick to respond," while appreciating that the team was "able to understand complexity quickly."

Work highlights

Advised Mirae Assets Global Investments on the formation, licensing and listing of the Global X Exchange Traded Funds Series OFC in Hong Kong.

Assisted BlackRock Global Funds with the registration of the Circular Economy Fund for public retail offer in Singapore.

Notable practitioners

Rolfe Hayden in Hong Kong and Long Jek-Aun in Singapore are the key contacts.

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