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Whether you are involved in a fund launch, marketing activities other indirect investment vehicles or on subsequent operational issues, you need to overcome legal hurdles both in domestic and cross-border activities. Your business is particularly facing significant challenges due to new regulations such as AIFMD, UCITS V, MiFID II, CRD IV anti-money laundering directives and greater protections being accorded to investors (such as PRIIPS regulation). Our pan-European funds experts advise across your key asset classes including private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, hedge, debt and exchange traded funds.

Our focus on your specific investment areas allows us to track new complex funds products, often before they come to market. This means we can advise you on the commercial as well as the legal aspects of your fund decisions. We recognize the fast-moving regulatory climate you face and aim to simplify the legal minefield with our expert funds guides and feature articles. These cover developments such as those affecting passporting and private placement regimes and allow you to keep pace with key market changes. In particular, we may assist you in devising efficient products distribution strategies. If you face litigation, our experts can help you secure the best possible outcome.

Who's Who Legal - Private Fund Lawyers 2015 : " Jérôme Sutour at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats is a “guru” on investment funds law. His “sensible advice” and “business-oriented solutions” are greatly appreciated by clients."

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CMS Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds

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