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Whether you are establishing, managing, investing in or lending to a fund, you need experienced advisers who have done it before.

Our specialist funds group has expertise in all fund types: open or closed-ended, institutional or retail, private or listed, partnership or corporate, authorised or unauthorised. The UK-based team is part of CMS’ global funds group. We advise clients wherever they are operating and can efficiently assist in co-ordinating your international distribution strategy.

As well as deep regulatory and taxation expertise, we bring practical advice based on long experience. We are recognised experts in fund formation and also advise on debt finance; fund mergers and restructuring; carry restructuring; secondary transfers; and regulatory affairs.

As well as technical expertise, your advisers should add practical value. We consciously cultivate relationships with regulators, depositaries, administrators and placing agents, which facilitates smooth transactions.

Knowledge of the asset class can be essential to a successful fund launch. CMS’ sector-driven approach allows us to offer asset-class expertise, particularly for real estate, private equity, infrastructure, energy and clean energy, transport, life sciences & healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and TMC.

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11 March 2020
Sus­tain­able Fin­ance or Re­spons­ible In­vest­ment – a guide...
07 Apr 20
Seni­or Man­agers and Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Re­gime (SMCR) ex­pect­a­tions dur­ing...
This in­form­a­tion is cor­rect as of 09:30am on 7 April 2020 and will not be main­tained. The PRA and FCA have set out their reg­u­lat­ory ex­pect­a­tions for both dual and solo-reg­u­lated SMCR firms im­pacted by...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pass­port­ing (AIF)
06 Apr 20
Seni­or Man­agers and Cer­ti­fic­a­tion Re­gime (SMCR) ex­pect­a­tions dur­ing...
The PRA and FCA have set out their reg­u­lat­ory ex­pect­a­tions for both dual and solo-reg­u­lated SMCR firms im­pacted by Cov­id-19, re­cog­nising that firms need flex­ib­il­ity in or­der to man­age their gov­ernance...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
03 Apr 20
Ex­ten­sions to dead­lines for pub­lish­ing and fil­ing an­nu­al ac­counts...
In a com­bined ap­proach, the FCA, Lon­don Stock Ex­change and Com­pan­ies House have an­nounced a series of meas­ures ex­tend­ing the dead­lines for both the pub­lic­a­tion of fin­an­cial res­ults by lis­ted com­pan­ies...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Private Place­ment of Funds
31 Mar 20
Mer­ger con­trol in the UK and COV­ID-19: where are we now?
Cor­rect as of 9am on  31 March 2020. This art­icle is  be­ing main­tained. As Europe re­sponds to the COV­ID-19 emer­gency, fast-mov­ing events are lead­ing to changes of ap­proach by com­pet­i­tion reg­u­lat­ors...
19 March 2019
CMS ad­vises on form­a­tion of ‘Cherry Park Part­ner­ship’...
31 Mar 20
Is the gov­ern­ment do­ing enough for the UK’s air­line in­dustry?
The re­cent an­nounce­ment by the US gov­ern­ment that it is mak­ing US$25 bil­lion of grants and a fur­ther US$25 bil­lion of loans avail­able to sup­port the pas­sen­ger air­line in­dustry in the United States con­trasts...
11 February 2019
CMS ap­points new part­ner to strengthen in­ter­na­tion­al...
30 Mar 20
ESMA and FCA cla­ri­fy su­per­vis­ory ap­proach on SFTR back­load­ing re­quire­ments...
The European Se­cur­it­ies Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (“ESMA”) has cla­ri­fied its po­s­i­tion on the re­quire­ments for ‘back­load­ing’ un­der the Se­cur­it­ies Fin­an­cing Trans­ac­tions Reg­u­la­tion (“SFTR”) re­vis­ing...