DLA Piper has launched a global, dedicated end-to-end Investment Management and Funds practice offering to support to the entire investment management and investment funds value chain.
Co-led by International partners, Catherine Pogorzelski and James O’Donnell and US partners, Jesse Criz and David Parrish, the global dedicated practice builds upon the firm’s already well-established investment fund and investment management capabilities in the US, Europe and Asia by offering a global “one-stop shop” to serve the legal needs of asset managers, investment fund sponsors and investors across all industry sectors, geographies, asset classes and investment strategies covering:
• The full investment fund lifecycle: from strategic planning and launch to liquidation;
• The entire investment fund value chain: from investor to investment level;
• All relevant areas of experience: tax, securities, regulatory, corporate governance, M&A, private equity investments, project finance, employment, restructuring, trademarks, data protection, and disputes;
• Implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies for investment management players: from their design and implementation goals in sponsors’ investment processes, due diligence, reporting, disclosure and regulatory compliance.
DLA Piper has one of the largest investment management and investment funds practices in the world, with more than 250 lawyers with relevant experience and offices in all key global jurisdictions. This global network enables the firm to serve investors and investment fund managers worldwide, with a client roster that includes alternative asset groups of international financial institutions, advisors with billions of dollars under management and smaller firms and emerging managers forming investment funds of all types, including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, energy, funds of funds, secondary, venture capital, hedge and debt funds. DLA Piper’s investment fund lawyers also represent many institutional investors in thousands of domestic and foreign fund investments annually.
Partner and co-Head, Investment Management and Funds, James O’Donnell, says: “We have a long history of advising on investment management and fund matters and we are one of a handful of firms to offer clients a dedicated global practice that can address all investment management and funds needs as a one-stop shop. The needs of this industry are unique and, by providing an integrated offering tailored to their nuanced requirements, we make life simpler and more efficient, while enhancing the specialist experience across practices, jurisdictions and sectors.”
Jesse Criz, partner and co-Head, Investment Management and Funds, adds: “The investment funds industry faces unprecedented change and growth on a global basis. Our proven track record advising clients in this space, as well as our unique combination of global reach, local market knowledge and thorough understanding of the numerous industry sectors in which our clients operate, puts us ahead of the curve in addressing these challenges. This service allows us to provide holistic and seamless support that meets the full range of our clients’ legal needs in important and growing markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, while providing the focus to deepen our already significant capabilities in the geographies in which we have long been established.”