Investment Funds and Structures
Our Investment Funds Group in Germany advises on the establishment and on-going operation of a wide range of investment funds.
What sets us apart from our competitors is our experience across all areas of the asset management sector, in particular the combination of acting for asset managers and their investors. This allows our lawyers to provide cost-effective and high quality advice on structuring, implementation and closing of funds.
Our team's specific focus is on issues relating to the German Securities Trading Act and MiFID, traditional (UCITS) and alternative (in particular with a view to the AIFM Directive) investments and outsourcing.
We also advise international clients on M&A transactions in the financial services industry and on the development of structured fund products.
We advise financial institutions and investment companies in connection with fund structures (in particular in relation to VAG investors), the distribution of funds, licensing requirements under the German Banking Act and the German Payment Services Supervisory Law, the internal organisation of credit institutions, financial service providers and investment companies, outsourcing, regulatory issues in connection with the acquisition/divestment of participations in credit institutions and financial service providers, equity capital and liquidity, the code of conduct as well as on issues in relation to anti-money laundering regulations.
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Publications: 20 March 2023
Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 24 February - 2 March 2023
The UK’s Financial Services Regulatory Initiatives Forum published this week the delayed sixth edition of its regulatory initiatives grid. HMT published a call for evidence on aligning the ring…
Publications: 17 March 2023
States have unlimited capacity: Law Debenture v Ukraine
Foreign states formally recognised by the UK government have unlimited capacity, the UK Supreme Court has confirmed, in a significant decision in long running litigation between a trustee for…
News: 16 March 2023
Allen & Overy advises Ant Group on the largest ESG-linked loan conversion in Asia Pacific
Allen & Overy has advised Ant Group on the successful conversion of its USD6.5 billion syndicated loan facility (the “Facility”) into a syndicated sustainability-linked loan (“SLL”) format towards the…
News: 25 January 2023
Allen & Overy adds restructuring expert Josef Parzinger to boost advisory offer for distressed investment funds
Allen & Overy is growing its Banking & Finance practice with the hire of new partner, restructuring expert Dr Josef Parzinger who is expected to join the firm’s Munich office on 28 January 2023.