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Investment funds

We help fund managers, sponsors and investors to ensure their continued success. With a dedicated team working from global finance hubs, we offer a ‘one-stop shop’ to help you to navigate cross-border legal, regulatory and tax issues at every stage.

From sponsor and investor representation to regulatory filings and tax solutions we offer a multi-practice, comprehensive and international service to investors and fund managers in the ever-changing regulatory climate.

We have advised some of the most successful fund managers, sponsors and investors on how to navigate complex cross-border legal, regulatory and tax issues, to ensure their continued success.

We provide advice on the entire lifecycle of open-end and closed-end funds, and have the resources needed to handle all types and sizes of transactions. One of our key differentiators is our market-leading international tax advisory team, which is highly proficient in structuring global and regional funds, using global tax treaties and regimes to achieve optimal tax efficiency for our clients. Our integrated legal and tax teams provide a unique 'one-stop' shop for all your legal and tax needs in forming, managing and investing your fund.
 

Our integrated team of over 20 senior funds partners are based in the major financial and capital raising hubs of Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and London. The team has experience in the legal, regulatory and international tax advisory aspects of fund structuring, marketing, formation, management, financing, disposing and investing. Our experience spans across a wide range of jurisdictions, practices, industry sectors and funds types such as private equity funds, hedge funds, venture funds, fund of funds and real estate funds among others. 

Working with our corporate, financing and real estate investment partners across our global offices, we also routinely advise on complex private equity, real estate and M&A transactions, whilst being compliant with the regulatory needs in various jurisdictions. Our dispute resolution team also has a long record of working with funds clients to help them successfully deal with contentious issues.

Regardless of your investment strategy and profile, our firm's breadth of resources allows us to deliver solutions that are tailored to your fund activities across the world.

Fund types we work with:

  • Private equity funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Venture funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Fund of funds
  • Private investment in public equity funds (PIPE funds)
  • Special purpose acquisition (SPAC funds) 
  • Cryptocurrency funds
  • Insurance dedicated funds (IDF funds) 
  • Hybrid funds / opportunity funds
  • Media and entertainment funds
  • Art funds
  • Commodity pools
  • EB-5 funds
  • Life settlement funds
  • Debt funds
  • Litigation finance funds
     

Track record

Our team

M. Ridgway Barker

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

M. Ridgway Barker

Partner | Greenwich

Corporate

Daniel Yong

Daniel Yong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Daniel Yong

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Corporate

William J. Kambas

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

William J. Kambas

Partner | New York

Private client and tax

David Guin

David Guin

Partner | New York

David Guin

Partner | New York

Corporate

Daniel Tang

Daniel Tang

Partner | Hong Kong

Daniel Tang

Partner | Hong Kong

Corporate

Koji Yamamoto

Koji Yamamoto

Partner | Tokyo

Koji Yamamoto

Partner | Tokyo

Corporate

Yoshiyuki Omori

Yoshiyuki Omori

Partner | Tokyo

Yoshiyuki Omori

Partner | Tokyo

Corporate

Rachel Hawkins

Rachel Hawkins

Partner | London

Rachel Hawkins

Partner | London

Corporate tax

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