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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 focus

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.

News & insights


Publications: 23 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

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Publications: 16 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus - what is the current situation in Germany?

In order to contain the Coronavirus the German federal states as well as the German government have put strict measures into place. Schools and kindergartens have been closed as well as borders to most neighbouring states for private travel. In order to mitigate the economic consequences, the German government announced a comprehensive package of measures.

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News: 28 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy and Freshfields advise on successful refinancing of CompuGroup Medical SE

Allen & Overy is advising the syndicate lenders and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is advising the company in connection with the successful refinancing of CompuGroup Medical SE (CGM) in the amount of EUR 1 billion.

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A&O plays key role in securing project financing for Australia’s first sulphate of potash project

News: 06 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O plays key role in securing project financing for Australia’s first sulphate of potash project

A team from Allen & Overy’s Perth office has advised Germany’s KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH (KfW) and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) on a AUD175 million project financing arrangement for a potash project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.

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