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We assist with the structuring, formation, fundraising, operation and investment activities of a broad range of both listed and non-listed funds across multiple industries. With teams in all relevant jurisdictions in Europe, we advise on the most beneficial tax and legal structuring of funds, we assist with permit applications and identify potential licensing exemptions. We draft the offering documentation and we advise on the rules applicable to the marketing and offering of participations in the fund. We also have significant experience in the marketing of foreign funds in the Netherlands, including the listing of non-Dutch funds on the Amsterdam stock exchange.

Whether you are launching, operating, lending to or investing in a fund or an alternative indirect investment vehicle, you need to overcome legal hurdles which may be from a domestic and/or cross-border perspective. Our pan-European funds group advises across your key asset classes including private equity, real estate, infrastructure, hedge, venture capital, debt and exchange traded funds. Our experience and varied client base enables us to advise on the commercial as well as the legal and tax aspects.

We recognise the fast-moving regulatory climate and aim to simplify the legal minefield with our expert funds guides. These cover developments such as those affecting passporting and private placement regimes and allow you to keep pace with key market changes.

Your questions may cover the entire lifecycle of a fund: the establishment, the most favorable structure from a tax and legal perspective, the admission of investors, operational and investment activities and licence requirements. We assist you in this whole process, take care of the permit application and identify potential licensing exemptions.

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21 April 2021
We­bin­ar Be­ne­lux In­sur­ance Bites
We are de­lighted  to in­vite you to our up­com­ing Be­ne­lux In­sur­ance Bites we­bin­ar tak­ing place vir­tu­ally on Wed­nes­day, April 21st from 12.00 – 12.45 CET. In this we­bin­ar , our ex­pert European in­sur­ance...
01 March 2021
The Glob­al Sul­phur Ban – One Year On
Since 1 March 2020 all mar­ine ves­sels have been sub­ject to a ban from car­ry­ing on board high sul­phur mar­ine fuel oil (“HSFO”) with sul­phur con­tent great­er than 0.50% un­less they have a ‘scrub­ber’...
16 February 2021
Fight­ing poor med­ic­a­tion ad­her­ence in the European Uni­on: The Grav­it­ate-Health...
Nowadays, European cit­izens can ob­tain a great amount of in­form­a­tion (on­line and off­line) about any medi­cine. However, this in­form­a­tion is in many cases un­re­li­able and dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand, en­cour­aging...
08/01/2021
Sus­tain­able in­vest­ment/SF­DR: what will be the im­pact?
The Sus­tain­able Fin­ance Dis­clos­ure Reg­u­la­tion (“SF­DR”) will come in­to force on 10 March 2021 in the EU – two months to go. The SF­DR will have dir­ect ef­fect in the Neth­er­lands. High level im­pactsSF­DR...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
09 December 2020
Is the sun set­ting on the En­ergy Charter Treaty? An up­date on the mod­ern­isa­tion...
On 2 Decem­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion (the “Com­mis­sion”) in­dic­ated that if “core EU ob­ject­ives” are not met as part of the on­go­ing ne­go­ti­ations to mod­ern­ise the En­ergy Charter Treaty (the...
01 December 2020
AIFM pass­port­ing in Neth­er­lands
1. EEA AIFMs AIFMs who are au­thor­ised in their EEA home State that has im­ple­men­ted the AIFMD may ex­er­cise pass­port rights for man­age­ment and mar­ket­ing of AIFs to pro­fes­sion­al in­vestors (pro­fes­sionele...
01 December 2020
UCITS pass­port­ing in the Neth­er­lands
1. EEA UCITS Schemes EEA Man­age­ment Com­pan­ies that are au­thor­ised in their home Mem­ber State to man­age an EEA UCITS Scheme may ex­er­cise pass­port­ing rights for the mar­ket­ing of units of an EEA UCITS Scheme...
01 December 2020
Private place­ment rules and law in the Neth­er­lands
Sum­mary of private place­ment pro­vi­sions for fund in­terests (if ap­plic­able) An AIFM whose seat is in Guern­sey, Jer­sey, the US (provided that the US AIFs are re­gistered with the SEC) or Hong Kong (provided...
25 November 2020
Pop­u­lar in­vest­ment vehicles in the Neth­er­lands
In­vest­ment vehicle Fonds voor ge­mene rek­en­ing (FGR)Com­man­ditaire ven­nootschap (CV)Fisc­ale be­leg­gings-in­stelling (FBI) 1. Form Fonds voor ge­mene rek­en­ing (FGR) Con­trac­tu­al Com­man­ditaire ven­nootschap...
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23 October 2020
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion be­comes fully ap­plic­able
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion, which came in­to force in April 2019, in­tro­duces a frame­work for screen­ing FDI in­to the EU. It is not a sep­ar­ate new screen­ing tool at EU level, but a frame­work for co­oper­a­tion and...
May 2021
CMS Funds Glob­al Bro­chure
The world in which the in­ter­na­tion­al funds in­dustry op­er­ates is chan­ging at un­pre­ced­en­ted speed. The eco­nom­ic con­sequences of Cov­id-19 present a massive chal­lenge to some funds and an op­por­tun­ity to oth­ers...