Investment Funds

Shearman & Sterling offers a broad range of legal services to registered and unregistered investment funds and advisers, working with clients worldwide from our offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, DC. Our lawyers provide a full range of asset management services to clients by joining forces with our Derivatives & Structured Products, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial RegulatoryTax and other groups. By combining our multidisciplinary knowledge and experience with a globally integrated approach, we find solutions to the complex challenges facing our investment funds clients.

Our clients include private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, other alternative investment vehicles, registered mutual funds (both open-end and closed-end) and UCITS funds, sponsored by some of the highest-profile global fund managers; the wealth management arms and private banks of international financial institutions; family offices; institutional investors; commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisers; national and international broker-dealers; and leading fund administrators.

Our fund sponsor clients pursue investments in all major asset classes and geographies, including the United States, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East. As counsel to both fund sponsors and fund investors, we work extensively either with or opposite each major category of investor in private funds, including corporate, public and private pension plan, private family, foundation and endowment, fund of fund, sovereign wealth fund and quasi-governmental organization investors.

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