Kramer Levin has represented some of the largest fund complexes in the United States, is a recognized leader in serving public alternative funds and has extensive experience in forming private investment funds.
Kramer Levin’s Investment Management group is at the forefront of advising Private Funds and Public Funds and their managers and directors. We are known for devising novel solutions to complex issues and utilizing innovative structures, techniques and strategies to optimize our clients’ success in the marketplace.
Our lawyers offer practical, proactive and creative counsel on fund formation, regulatory compliance, fiduciary obligations, governance and transactional matters for all legal aspects of the U.S., Caribbean, mid-Atlantic and European investment fund industry. Our offices in New York and Paris handle traditional and nontraditional hedge funds; mutual funds; Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities funds (UCITs); closed-ended funds and private equity funds, including long-only, long-short and credit funds; business development companies (BDCs); emerging markets funds; interval funds; exchange traded funds (ETFs); alternative strategies funds; and environmental, social and governance funds (ESGs).
Our lawyers provide fund managers with the advice they need when seeking regulatory authorization and on any related regulatory matters, such as marketing rules. We also counsel clients on setting up innovative products, solutions or partnerships with new actors in the fintech industry. In this regard, our lawyers work regularly and closely with national regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the French Treasury Department, the French Financial Markets Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority. In addition, we offer clients complete legal service in terms of fund structuring, particularly in relation to the structuring and drafting of the legal documentation for various types of funds, such as private equity funds, credit funds and real estate funds.
Our team also assists various organizations, whether they are institutional investors, pension funds, endowments, family offices or corporations, in connection with their investments in alternative investment funds.