Fox Swibel has extensive experience advising firms involved in both traditional investment management services as well as in the alternative investment industry. Our lawyers are regularly involved in the development and offering of all types of pooled investment vehicles including hedge funds, commodity pools, fund-of-funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds.
The Fox Swibel lawyers practicing in the area of investment management represent investment advisers, proprietary trading firms, broker-dealers, investment bankers, insurance companies, banks, holding companies and other financial institutions in connection with the planning, structuring, organizing, funding, documentation and day-to-day operation of a variety of investment products.
Domestic and Offshore Funds
The Firm’s investment management lawyers are knowledgeable in the laws and regulations affecting domestic and offshore funds operated from the U.S. and also work regularly with offshore counsel in connection with offshore funds. We have extensive experience in setting up new funds and the related documentation and agreements. Our fund experience includes organizing master-feeder fund structures, fund-of-funds structures and multi-class fund structures, and assisting in the negotiation of direct purchases through vehicles such as PIPEs (private investments in public equity). We also continue to work with our fund manager clients after the launch of their funds to deal with ongoing business, regulatory and compliance issues that arise from time to time.
Commodity Futures Funds and Commodity Trading Advisers
The Firm’s Investment Management lawyers also have a longstanding practice involving commodity futures. The Firm’s lawyers represent institutional futures market participants, including commodity trading advisors, futures fund sponsors and brokerage firms. The Firm’s futures practice includes significant expertise in connection with the formation and operation of domestic and offshore futures funds.
Traditional Investment Management
The Firm has a well-established practice in the regulation and operations of professional money managers. Our investment management lawyers provide a comprehensive array of legal services to both unregistered and federal and state registered investment advisers concerning regulatory issues, and all facets and stages of their businesses.
Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Transactions
The Firm also has extensive experience representing investment managers, proprietary trading firms and other investment management industry participants in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising activities and the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a wide array of principal investments (including private equity, real estate and venture capital transactions).