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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, lifesciences and pharmaceuticals, and TMC.

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    BEPS Update: Multilateral Instrument Published
    The OECD has now published the multilateral instrument (“MLI”) that will implement certain of the treaty-related proposals from its project on tackling base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”).