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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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Sebastian Sedlak
Dr. Sebastian Sedlak
Germany, Frankfurt
Sebastian was born in 1982. He studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Following the first state examination end of 2008, he was working for White & Case LLP. Thereafter, from 2009 until end...
Tchoubykina Elena
Elena Tchoubykina
Banking & Finance
Russia, Moscow
Elena Tchoubykina is a Counsel in the Banking & Finance team in Moscow. Prior to joining CMS she has been a partner at another major international law firm and has over 15 years of banking and capital...
Picture of Clair Wermers
Clair Wermers
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Clair Wermers is active in the capital markets and transaction practice, at both a national and international level. She has particular experience in M&A and asset transactions of licensed companies...
Billie Bradley
Billy Bradley
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Billy Bradley is a Senior Associate in Regulatory team.
Sihle Bulose | Senior Associate | Corporate & Commercial | South Africa
Sihle Bulose
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
South Africa, Johannesburg
Sihle is a commercial lawyer who advises listed and unlisted clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and general commercial matters. Sihle also assists clients with legal due diligence...
Gary Georgeson
Gary Georgeson
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Gary Georgeson is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate department in CMS Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Kathrin Groß
Dr. Kathrin Groß
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Germany, Stuttgart
Kathrin Groß focuses on corporate and capital markets law. She is drafting and negotiating articles of association as well as joint venture agreements for her clients and, in case of dispute, represents...
Valentina Keys
Valentina Keys
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Valentina is an Environmental law specialist at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP. She has been practicing this area of law since 2008. She regularly advises clients on various aspects of the sustainability/climate...
William Lawrence
William Lawrence
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
William is a Senior Associate in the Funds and Indirect Real Assets department.
James Marshall
James Marshall
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
James is a Senior Associate in the Financial Services Regulation Team.