THE FIRM Schulte Roth & Zabel has, for nearly 50 years, been at the forefront of the alternative investment fund formation space and is widely acknowledged as the industry leader. The London office is in its second decade of operating as one of London’s premier law firms advising alternative investment funds, their managers and investors.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The London office provides both English and US law advice to a wide variety of funds and managers located in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Southern Africa, Asia and Australia. In addition to handling major European fund formations and assisting with their ongoing operations, the office advises London managers on setting up US outposts and advises US funds on regulatory and tax issues associated with establishing a London presence. The office also has significant experience in structuring and negotiating seed and strategic investments, in UCITS formations, as well as structured finance transactions related to alternative investment funds. The London office has seen its regulatory practice thrive in recent years and is one of only a few law firms with lawyers specifically focusing on regulatory and compliance matters within its hedge fund practice.