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Simmons & Simmons LLP

Investment Funds (International Firms)

3 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished for its skilled handling of ETFs and other registered funds, in addition to enjoying a strong reputation for hedge fund formation. Advises on the launch of long-only funds as well as long-short hedge funds, with a noted record advising on Hong Kong's OFC regime. Proficient on RQFII fund matters and broader regulatory and licensing issues, including SFC authorisation. Counsels international and domestic clients on asset management down to the level of deep restructurings and strategy shifts.

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.

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

Notable practitioners

Eva Chan enjoys a good reputation amongst commentators in the hedge fund market and is singled out by a client, who describes her as "very helpful and very responsive," for her impressive work ethic "even while on holiday." Her practice also encompasses ETFs.

Gaven Cheong advises hedge fund managers on the formation of novel funds, including in the cryptocurrency space. An interviewee commends his recent efforts, noting his "business-friendly approach, proximity to the matter and understanding of the quality that was required."

Rolfe Hayden has "a deep understanding of the funds world" drawn from advising on a broad range of fund types, including private open and closed-end funds, as well as retail funds such as ETFs and L&I products. He is praised by one interviewee, who states that he is "strong technically, pragmatic, very responsive and efficient and has a deep understanding of the funds world."

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Investment Funds (International Firms)


Eva Chan
Band 4
Gaven Cheong
Up and Coming
Rolfe Hayden
Band 1