Shearman Logo

John Adams is a partner in the Investment Funds practice.

He focuses on the formation, promotion and operation of all types of private and retail investment funds, including private equity, hedge, infrastructure, real estate, and venture capital funds, and retail vehicles such as UCITS funds. He also advises on the drafting and negotiation of associated documentation with such funds.

John advises sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors in connection with their acquisitions, and disposals, of investments in private investment funds. He has particular expertise in advising on the impact of the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and advises on UK and European regulatory issues relating to fund managers and investment products.

John represents many UK, US and international fund managers. Some of his leading clients include TT International, Innisfree Limited, Attestor Capital, RK Capital, and Investcorp.