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Asset Management

The asset management industry is going through a period of change as a result of the increasing overlap between the alternative investment sector and the traditional retail long-only sector.

Our large team of experts can help you take advantage of the opportunities these changes offer.

We advise asset managers, funds and investors on legal, regulatory and tax matters. We offer expertise in the key regions, with teams in the U.S. and UK, Luxembourg and the other main European financial centres. In addition we have invested to expand our teams in the Middle East, Asia and Australia and have strong relationships with law firms in the key offshore jurisdictions for the industry.

Areas we advise and assist clients on include:

  • Fund establishments – across all the main asset classes and covering both retail and alternative investment fund structures.
  • Investment management – drafting and negotiating fund investments, IMAs, custody and prime brokerage agreements.
  • Regulatory reform – putting in place compliance programmes for asset managers operating in the UK, EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific.
  • M&A and corporate transactions - involving asset managers, underlying assets and fund transfers.
  • Industry consultations – working with individual clients or trade bodies to effectively represent their views before regulators and government.

Working with our sector teams in real estate, private equity and infrastructure we also offer asset managers full life-cycle support in dealing with the assets you chose to invest in.

Recognition for our work 

  • "Allen & Overy has an excellent team. They are very responsive and solution-oriented" Chambers & Partners – Investment Funds 2019
  • "The firm has a flourishing practice acting for institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds making high-profile cornerstone investments into funds." Chambers & Partners – Investment Funds 2019
  • "Sizeable investment funds practice endorsed for its capabilities regarding high-value real estate funds. Has considerable experience advising on multi-jurisdictional mandates. Dedicated practitioners are located in many key offices across the globe." Chambers & Partners – Investment Funds 2018
  • "Market sources describe the team as a group of ‘talented people’ with ‘real expertise in funds matters’." Chambers & Partners – Investment Funds
  • "Large investment funds team with dedicated practitioners situated in many key offices around the world. Acknowledged for its capabilities regarding high-value real estate funds, with experience assisting on numerous cross-border matters." Chambers & Partners – Investment Funds

Key Contacts

Matt Huggett

United Kingdom MattHuggett

Nick Williams

United Kingdom NickWilliams

Pavel Shevtsov

United Kingdom PavelShevtsov

Brice Henry

France BriceHenry

Frank Herring

Of Counsel
Germany FrankHerring

Yannick Arbaut

Luxembourg YannickArbaut

Nick Smith

United Arab Emirates NickSmith

Marc Ponchione

United States MarcPonchione

Chris Salter

United States ChrisSalter

Barbara Stettner

United States BarbaraStettner



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