Investment management

With a practice rooted in a mixture of wealth planning and corporate experience, Withers is frequently asked to assist with investment management and we have assembled a unique team that works collaboratively across our funds, corporate, tax and wealth structuring practices to provide a truly integrated service in this area.

We act for a diverse range of clients including funds, family offices and established financial services firms who are structuring or promoting investment vehicles. Our lawyers call on their extensive knowledge of tax and regulatory issues to advise on which type of structure (such as a company or partnership) will best suit your needs and where it should be situated.

With 17 offices around the world, we have created investment funds in the United States, the Caribbean, the Channel Islands, North and South America, Asia and Europe. We have particular experience in the structuring and restructuring of US, EU, UK, Asian and Italian funds. In Asia, we have a dedicated Asia Regional Funds Centre which provides one-stop legal and tax services across all fund sectors to fund sponsors, investment advisers and investors. And as the alternative fund sector continues to change and grow, we share our knowledge on hedge and private equity funds, retail funds, and property and art investment vehicles.

Members of our highly qualified team are called upon to act as arbitrators in proceedings related to funds, insurance, banking and capital market issues.

We also regularly advise managers on the terms of their participation in carry and co-investment arrangements on joining or becoming fund management groups, working closely with our employment and litigation colleagues when necessary.

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Charman v Charman

In collaboration with our family law experts, we advised in this high profile and complex divorce case which may be seen as the apogee of the English divorce jurisdiction's robust attitude towards offshore trusts. It marked the widening gap between the trust industry on the one hand and the family division on the other as to the respect to be accorded to trusts, and it remains a seminal case in this field today.

The US-born son of a UK businessman

When he became engaged to a Swiss citizen, the son of a high-profile UK businessman asked us to help him obtain a British Passport and expatriate from the US. We were also asked to draft a prenuptial agreement. Timing was of the essence but as a global, full-service firm we created a team of immigration, family and private client lawyers to meet tight deadlines.

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