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
A Singapore-based private equity group
Advised Everstone Capital Asia Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based private equity group, in the formation of their highly successful fourth PE fund, Everstone Capital Partners IV.
Advised Singapore-based venture capital firms Alto Partners on the establishment of a new umbrella VCC, Forge Ventures VCC, and in the launch of its inaugural sub-fund, a venture capital fund targeting investment in a "concentrated portfolio" of 15 companies, with a focus on Singapore and Indonesia and the edtech and fintech sectors in particular.
An early-stage investment fund
Advised MDI Ventures and Finch Capital jointly in their launch of an early-stage investment fund - Arise. The Arise fund has a target of US$40 million in assets under management and will invest in start- ups in the post-seed to series A stage with an average ticket size of between US$ 250,000 and US$ 3 million.
Anatole Investment Management Limited
Advised Anatole Investment Management Limited in its Series D round investment in Shihui Inc., which operates a food community electronic commerce service platform in China, by subscribing Series D preferred shares for a total consideration of US$50 million.
Anatole Investment Management Limited
Advised Anatole Investment Management Limited in the purchase of Series E preferred shares in Bytedance Limited, the parent company of TikTok, from an existing shareholder off the secondary market.
Green Growth Feeder Fund Pte. Ltd.
Advised Green Growth Feeder Fund Pte. Ltd., the Singapore-domiciled feeder fund for the Green Growth Equity Fund, an Indian Alternative Investment Fund, and the sponsor, Eversource Management Holdings Ltd.
Advised Monex Inc. on the establishment of a fund in the Cayman Islands as well as on related Japan regulatory issues.
Mpower Partners Fund
Represented Mpower Partners Fund, Japan's first environmental, social and governance focused global venture fund, on their launch
Advised Altara Ventures, a technology venture capital firm investing across Southeast Asia investing in pre-A, Series A and Series B stage companies that build innovation solutions in Fintech, Logistics & Mobility, Consumer, Enterprise Software and Deep Tech, Healthcare and Edtech, in Series A fundraising rounds in two Southeast Asian technology start-ups.
A large private equity fund
Withers has a century of experience in advising high net worth individuals and organizations. So we were pleased to work closely with seven principals of a $1 billion-plus fund to facilitate the most tax-efficient transfer of their interests in a new fund into wealth holding vehicles.
5 October 2023 | Event
Seminar | Asking the hard questions and straight talk – a comparison of the Asian regulatory landscape for fund managers | Tokyo
6 October 2023 | Event
Seminar | Navigating investments protection in a volatile world – considering the impact of the Credit Suisse AT1 bond crisis and beyond
17 May 2023 | Firm news
Withers represented Incubate Fund in the launch of US$200 million corporate VC Fund in Singapore
27 January 2023 | Article
Italy attracts foreign investment with new investment fund tax rules on permanent establishment
26 January 2023 | Article
An update on the rules and regulations governing the private placements of fund interests to Japan investors – January 2023
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