Our Global Private Investment Funds group assists a variety of fund managers operating private investment funds on a global basis. We are counsel to more than 250 private investment fund organizations worldwide, and over the past four decades we have formed hundreds of funds making or focusing on global investments. Geographically, our fund manager clients have primary operations and/or invest in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Vietnam, Europe, Israel, Latin America and elsewhere. Substantively, we represent private equity, growth equity, venture capital, real estate and other managers, making investments across sectors as diverse as Internet, social media and mobile, to clean technology, healthcare and biotechnology, to more traditional industries.
We have a team of more than 35 specialist fund formation lawyers dedicated to serving our private fund clients, working from our offices in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Colorado, Seattle, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego and Shanghai. We are experts in cross-border structuring and regularly form investment vehicles domiciled in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Cyprus, Singapore, Luxembourg, Ireland and elsewhere, as necessary and prudent for the proper structuring of global private funds. We have specialized international tax, regulatory and other specialist lawyers that regularly work with our global private investment funds team on the structuring and implementation of global funds. In addition, due to our high volume of activity, we maintain preferred relationships and have access to the top practitioners at law firms in those and other jurisdictions to assist in the smooth establishment of private funds.
Our specialized China Investment Funds group assists fund managers located and/or investing in China. Our dedication to China's fund industry is unparalleled and unrivaled by any other law firm. We have been involved in the China private funds market since 1989 – longer than any other global law firm, and we represent more than 30 private fund managers with their primary operations in China, in addition to representing various other outside-China fund managers with their investing activity in China. We form considerably more dollar-denominated China venture capital and growth equity funds in dollar terms than any other law firm worldwide, both historically and today. We maintain a staff of multiple Mandarin-speaking, Chinese native fund formation specialist attorneys to assist our China funds clients and their investors. We are a regular event sponsor and hold proprietary training events annually throughout China for the benefit of our China fund clients' continuing education and development. Due to the extremely high volume of work organizing China funds, we are expert at current market conditions, including terms and participants, to a degree not possible without deep and constant interaction.
Our specialized India Investment Funds group assists fund managers located and/or investing in India. Our India fund practice is highly regarded as a leading practice, representing both established and emerging manager venture capital, growth equity and private equity investment firms in India, who invest across a broad range of industry sectors. Beginning with the formation of our first India-focused fund in 1995, we have developed deep substantive expertise in advising India fund clients on a broad range of formation and operational matters. The breadth of the fund services provided by our team of more than 35 specialist fund formation lawyers, including multiple fund attorneys who traditionally spend a substantial portion of their professional time assisting India fund clients, coupled with the knowledge and expertise of our tax, regulatory and other specialist lawyers, allows us to provide superior client service to our India fund clients at every stage of the fund's life cycle. We are specialized in implementing India fund structures through Mauritius, Cyprus, Singapore and other relevant jurisdictions, and maintain close professional relationships with local partners to effectuate India fund structures through these domiciles. We believe that the sophistication of our experience representing a diverse group of fund managers in the India investment funds market is unsurpassed by any other law firm.
- Primary fund counsel to more than 250 investment fund organizations
- Specialized teams focused on fund managers investing in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Israel and elsewhere
- A deep commitment to a global practice: active in China for four decades and India for three decades
- More than 35 specialist fund formation lawyers, with hundreds more assisting fund clients in related areas such as investment activities, taxation, estate planning, litigation and intellectual property
- Specialized in helping managers at all stages and sizes
- Represent managers in investment areas from Internet, social media and mobile, to clean technology, healthcare, biotechnology and more traditional industries
- Practice from our offices in Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Colorado, Seattle, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, San Diego and Shanghai