From sponsor and investor representation, regulatory filings and tax solutions, through its offices located around the globe, Withers offers a multi-practice, comprehensive 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, navigate complex cross-border legal, regulatory and tax issues to ensure their continuation of success.
We provide legal, regulatory and tax 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 that 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 specialises 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 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 17 offices globally, we also routinely advise on complex private equity, real estate and M&A transactions, whilst being compliant with the regulatory needs in various jurisdictions.
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
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Webinar series – Investing into Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong
Complex regulations, transparency and increasing tax turbulence’s are just some of the challenges facing investment managers and investors doing business in Asia. To navigate through these issues, we are hosting a series of webinars.
Launch of Withers Tech in Asia
The technology and startup scene in Asia is growing rapidly, with an increasing amount of investments and a rising number of unicorns emerging. To service the complex and ever-growing needs of the sector, we are pleased to announce the launch of Withers tech in Asia.
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