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Asset Management

  1. 1. Asset Management
  2. 2. Winner of Core strengths ‘European Legal Simmons & Simmons has a highly specialised asset management and investment Adviser of the funds team. We advise on the full range of legal and regulatory issues for Year’ institutional and specialist asset management firms internationally, and are Funds Europe Awards 2006 to recognised by the legal directories as being one of the leading firms in the sector. 2009 The team in London is led by 14 partners and supported by 35 associates and 17 other legal staff. The wider international team operates primarily from our offices in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan and Paris. Winner of ‘Legal Firm of the Year’ Global Investor Awards 2008 Our services The focus of our practice is on „ Retail funds – advising asset and over-the-counter products the following key areas: managers on the launch, (eg ISDAs and repurchase restructuring, promotion and agreements). Fund structures operation of UK unit trusts „ Hedge funds – advising and open-ended investment Corporate M&A hedge fund managers on companies (OEICs), Focusing on mergers and the full range of issues UCITS funds (including acquisitions, ownership Winner of ‘Best relevant to the launch and Luxembourg and Irish funds) structures and IPOs of client Law Firm’ management of hedge and other funds available for businesses in this sector, we Hedge Fund Journal Awards funds and funds of hedge promotion to the public. have significant experience 2007 and 2008 funds. of buying and selling asset „ Exchange Traded Funds management companies and „ Private equity funds – (ETFs) – advising on the full advising financial institutions businesses (including strategic range of issues relevant to stakes). and independent private the launch and management equity managers on the full of ETFs. range of legal structuring Tax and other issues and implementation issues We regularly involve our Regulatory specialists in tax, litigation, relating to the formation We advise investment and of private equity funds and property, employment, asset management firms on intellectual property, IT, data funds of private equity the full range of financial funds, and in relation to protection and insurance law services regulatory matters, to advise our clients. investing in private equity including advising on all funds. aspects of compliance Simmons & Simmons „ Real estate and with applicable regulatory navigator infrastructure funds – requirements as well as Our online regulatory service advising on all forms of strategic regulatory issues provides information in property fund (closed- and relating to such matters as relation to over 80 jurisdictions open-ended, corporate and business reorganisations and and is user-friendly, reliable partnership, onshore and start-ups, fund marketing and and cost-effective. The three offshore) including specialist short selling, often involving a current products are: tax structuring. cross-border element. „ navigator: funds „ Listed closed-ended funds – Derivatives „ navigator: closed-ended advising asset managers and We advise the user side of the products fund sponsors in relation to derivative market on products „ navigator: share disclosure. the launch and restructuring including bespoke structures of closed-ended funds and high-volume products as (including investment trusts). well as general advice on the full range of exchange-traded
  3. 3. “a first-rate Expertise in practice investment funds firm” that delivers The following are some Henderson A range of clients examples of our recent „ advice on the launch and „ advising a range of clients, “high-quality transactions: operation of the range of including independent and user-friendly alternative investment funds fund managers as well as advice” BlackRock established by Henderson fund management arms Legal 500 UK 2009 „ advising in relation to its Global Investors Limited, of global banking groups, range of hedge funds and including a new fund on private equity and real on the launch of a new fund launched in 2009 investing estate fund formation and with a hybrid structure. in asset backed securities. related carried interest “extremely talented” and co-invest incentive lawyers, whose “first- BlueCrest Capital HSBC ETFs PLC arrangements. class, market-savvy Management „ French law advice in relation understanding of the „ advising on its range of to the listing on NYSE „ advising institutional industry sets them funds and in relation to its Euronext Paris and the entry investors on their apart.” conversion into a limited into the Dutch and French commitments to private Chambers Global 2009, Band 1 liability partnership. market of several new ETF equity and real estate funds. for hedge funds funds. Brevan Howard „ advising various clients on „ advising on the launch and iShares plc, iShares II plc restructuring their private navigator: funds listing of BH Global Ltd on and iShares III plc equity fund management – a “unique the London Stock Exchange. „ French law advice in relation businesses, including by This was the largest single to the listing on NYSE way of mergers and joint resource” asset raising in 2008 for any Euronext Paris and/or entry ventures. FT Innovative Lawyers London listed closed-end into the French market of Awards 2008 fund raising some £543m. several new ETF funds. „ advising on the launch of Jupiter Asset Management its first two Luxembourg – „ advising on the complex domiciled UCITS umbrella reorganisation of a Mauritius structures and registration in based fund investing in various EU jurisdictions. India (Peninsular South Asia Investment Company) as Deutsche Bank AG a wholly owned subsidiary „ advising Deutsche Bank of Jupiter India, a sub-fund AG db x-trackers and db of Jupiter Global Fund - a x-trackers II on the launch Luxembourg domiciled of 8 ETFs in Italy with an UCITS fund. approx value of €400m. Lansdowne Franklin Templeton „ advising in relation to its „ advising on its range of range of hedge funds, UK OEICs including the including advice in relation addition of new funds and to distributing fund status. the conversion of its entire fund range to permit the use of derivative instruments for investment purposes under the UCITS III directive.
  4. 4. Key international contacts Key contact biographies can be viewed at simmons-simmons.com Bastiaan Siemers Tim Pearce Amsterdam London T +31 (0)20 890 99 05 T +44 (0)20 7825 3299 E bastiaan.siemers@simmons-simmons.com E tim.pearce@simmons-simmons.com Jochen Kindermann Richard Perry Frankfurt London T +49 69 907454 43 T +44 (0)20 7825 4310 E jochen.kindermann@ E richard.perry@simmons-simmons.com simmons-simmons.com Neil Simmonds Rolfe Hayden London Hong Kong T +44 (0)20 7825 3151 T +852 25838 302 E neil.simmonds@simmons-simmons.com E rolfe.hayden@simmons-simmons.com Richard Slater Noel Ainsworth London London T +44 (0)20 7825 4352 T +44 (0) 20 7825 3980 E richard.slater@simmons-simmons.com E noel.ainsworth@simmons-simmons.com Charlotte Stalin Sarah Bowles London London T +44 (0)20 7825 4180 T +44 (0)20 7825 4429 E charlotte.stalin@simmons-simmons.com E sarah.bowles@simmons-simmons.com Steven Whittaker Iain Cullen London London T +44 (0)20 7825 4273 T +44 (0)20 7825 4422 E steven.whittaker@simmons-simmons.com E iain.cullen@simmons-simmons.com Alfredo de Lorenzo Darren Fox Madrid London T +34 91 426 2643 T +44 (0)20 7825 4069 E alfredo.delorenzo@ E darren.fox@simmons-simmons.com simmons-simmons.com Ian Meade Ian Rogers London Paris T +44 (0)20 7825 4855 T +33 (0)1 53 29 16 22 E ian.meade@simmons-simmons.com E ian.rogers@simmons-simmons.com Jonathan Melrose Romeo Battigaglia London Rome T +44 (0)20 7825 4514 T +39 06 80955 941 E jonathan.melrose@ E romeo.battigaglia@ simmons-simmons.com simmons-simmons.com elexica.com is the award winning online legal resource of Simmons & Simmons © Simmons & Simmons 2009. All rights reserved, and all moral rights are asserted and reserved. This document is for general guidance only. It does not contain definitive advice. SIMMONS & SIMMONS and S&S are registered trade marks of Simmons & Simmons. Simmons & Simmons is an international legal practice carried on by the partnership of Simmons & Simmons and its affiliated practices. Accordingly, references to Simmons & Simmons mean Simmons & Simmons and the other partnerships and other entities or practices authorised to use the name “Simmons & Simmons” or one or more of those practices as the context requires. For further information on the international entities and practices, refer to www.simmons-simmons.com/legalresp/ The partnership of Simmons & Simmons is regulated in England & Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 55256) and with its principal place of business at CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS. v014 A list of partners is available for inspection at the above address.

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