Investment Funds

The increasingly strict legislative and regulatory controls being imposed on the financial markets are causing a notable shift in the manner of international investment. Hill Smith has reacted to this shift in the private equity landscape. Acting for both small investors and funds, as well as large institutional conglomerates, the range of our experience is unique. We advise private equity, real estate and other alternative investment funds and co-investment schemes as well as buy-outs, reorganizations, corporate governance and transaction structuring.

The lawyers within our Investment Funds group have developed a substantial practice advising leading private equity firms, entrepreneurs and emerging companies on the unique tax issues associated with venture financings, initial public offerings, joint ventures, leveraged recapitalizations and mergers and acquisitions involving emerging companies. The tax lawyers in this group also work with a number of leading private equity firms on the tax aspects of fund formations, early and later stage investments, buy-outs and recapitalizations. Particular attention is paid to optimizing financial and accounting treatment for the emerging company while at the same time obtaining favorable tax treatment for the investors and entrepreneurs.


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London SW1Y 4LB
United Kingdom
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