We are an advisory boutique focussing on providing legal due diligence, fund review and secondary deal services to institutional investors that are active in the alternative investment funds sector, in particular with respect to investments in private equity funds and hedge funds.

The alternative investment funds sector has experienced dynamic growth over the last two decades.  Institutional investors are allocating an increasing proportion of their investment portfolio to alternatives such as private equity funds and hedge funds.  With the growth of the sector, investors are developing a sophisticated approach to their investment decisions – not only with respect to manager selection, but also with respect to fund terms and legal due diligence.  Recent times have seen the balance of power shift from fund managers to investors, as well as dramatic changes to the regulatory landscape.  Moreover, the secondary market in the sector has also gained prominence as investors seek to acquire and dispose portfolios of fund interests.

We provide fund review services to limited partners investing in private equity funds.  We also provide fund review services to investors investing in hedge funds.  In addition, we provide transactional services to investors seeking to buy or sell interests in closed-ended funds in the secondary market, whether single fund interests or portfolios of fund interests.

We work in partnership and close co-operation with our clients. Our goal is to assist them to achieve optimum investment terms.  We tailor our services to meet specific client requirements. Our unique approach combines legal expertise and market knowledge with cost-effective client service.

Our team consists of qualified professionals who have extensive experience in the global alternative investment funds sector.  Meera Shah, our director, is a leading funds lawyer.  She has specialised in investment funds for over 15 years, predominantly representing investors during this time.  She has worked in the funds departments of major global UK and US law firms and has been recommended by the legal directory Legal 500 for her expertise in investment funds.  She holds a BA degree in Law from Cambridge University and is a qualified English solicitor.

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