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International Funds lawyers

Our global network of leading funds lawyers gives us a worldwide body of cutting-edge local knowledge of the latest trends in fund terms, taxation, regulation and markets.

Mixed with a culture of clarity and pragmatism, this allows us to offer effective, bespoke solutions to the very different needs of our diverse base of international manager and investor clients.

We are experts on all strategies and structures:

  • Institutional and retail funds
  • Private and listed structures
  • Real estate, debt, infrastructure and PE
  • Start-ups, global managers and institutions
  • Co-investment and segregated accounts

Local tax and regulatory expertise:

  • UK (London, Edinburgh and Glasgow)
  • EU (France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and more)
  • Africa (South Africa)
  • Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong and China)
  • USA (a permanent regulatory presence)

Our specialised funds lawyers not only understand clients’ business and requirements, but also the funds landscape and its markets – established and emerging, global and local.

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Colin Lawrie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Colin Lawrie advises on the establishment, investment in and debt finance of unregulated funds, primarily in private equity and real estate asset classes, helping clients harness the benefits of collective...
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United Kingdom
Dr André E. Lebrecht, LL.M.
Part­ner
Switzerland, Zurich
Dr André E. Lebrecht’s main focus is on legal issues in commercial matters, in particular transactions, litigation, arbitration and regulatory work, mainly but not exclusively for banks, collective...
Thomas Link
Dr. Thomas Link
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Tax Adviser
Germany, Frankfurt
Thomas Link is a tax law expert who works out of our Frankfurt office. He heads the international CMS transactional tax practice and advises German and international companies on all aspects of tax law...
Anton Louwinger
Part­ner
Belastingadviseur
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Anton Louwinger is a belastingadviseur in our Tax Practice Group.​He advises the national and international business community on a variety of tax matters, such as (re)structuring, M&A and cooperation...
Chris Luck
Christopher Luck
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris Luck is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team. His main focus is in the real estate and financial sectors for UK and International clients. Transactional activity includes M&A, joint...
James Madden
James Madden
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
James is a Partner in our Real Estate team with over 30 years’ experience. He specialises in investment and development work. He is well known in national investment markets and led the development...
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United Kingdom
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Laurent Mion
Part­ner
Lawyer
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Laurent Mion is a partner specialising in insurance law within the Banking and Finance Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. His practice encompasses all types of financing operations both for banks...
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Simon Morris
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Simon Morris is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services and Products team. He joined CMS London in 1980, qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and has been a partner since 1988.He specialises in advising...
Keith Mukami | Head of Africa: Banking & Regulatory | South Africa
Keith Mukami
Part­ner
Head of Africa: Banking & Regulatory
South Africa, Johannesburg
Keith is a cross-border lawyer specialising in banking, regulatory and capital markets across Africa.  He was previously the head of the commodities practice at an international law firm.  He has advised...
Andrea München
Andrea München, LL. M. (Université du Luxembourg)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Frankfurt
Andrea München specialises in German, Luxembourgish and European financial supervision matters. She is admitted as a qualified German lawyer as well as an Avocat à la Cour in Luxembourg. Andrea primarily...