Provided by Effie Vasilopoulos
Effie Vasilopoulos is a member of Sidley’s Executive Committee and also a co-leader of the global Investment Funds group. She focuses on investment fund formation transactions, particularly the development of innovative investment fund structures and financial products, including private equity, hedge, real estate, infrastructure, credit, venture capital, special situations and other hybrid fund arrangements.
Effie also has significant experience of corporate finance transactions involving the listing of fund vehicles, joint ventures, the acquisition and disposal of fund management companies and the restructuring of a wide range of collective investment vehicles.
Effie has been based in Hong Kong since 2003 and has advised a diverse range of leading participants in the financial services industry in Asia including government investment corporations, multinational fund sponsors and managers, investment banks, trustees, financial institutions, venture capitalists, and institutional investors, including intermediaries involved in the distribution of financial products.
Effie Vasilopoulos co-leads Sidley Austin's global investment funds group. She 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. "She is one of the very best lawyers in the investment funds field," asserts one source who adds that "she is very meticulous and responsive and provides excellent legal advice."