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Simmons & Simmons LLP

Investment Funds (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Simmons & Simmons' investment fund practice distinguishes itself 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 in 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.

Notable practitioners

Eva Chan possesses robust experience in investment funds markets, particularly in handling matters involving the formations and acquisitions of ETFs. A client affirms that she is the "most reliable person to go to and will always provide advice firmly."

Rolfe Hayden leads the investment funds practice of Simmons & Simmons. He has significant expertise 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. One market observer asserts that "Rolfe Hayden is a tower of strength and calm, wise advice."

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Investment Funds (International Firms)


Eva Chan
Band 4
Rolfe Hayden
Band 1