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DLA Piper launches global Investment Management and Funds practice

It will act as a ‘one-stop shop’ to serve the legal needs of asset managers, investment fund sponsors and investors across all industry sectors, geographies, asset classes and investment strategies

DLA Piper has launched a global, end-to-end Investment Management and Funds practice in a bid to support the investment management and investment funds value chain.

Co-led by International partners Catherine Pogorzelski and James O’Donnell, alongside US partners Jesse Criz and David Parrish, the dedicated practice is said to build upon the firm’s “already well-established” investment fund and investment management capabilities in the US, Europe and Asia.

It reportedly aims to offer a global “one-stop shop” to serve the legal needs of asset managers, investment fund sponsors and investors across all industry sectors, geographies, asset classes and investment strategies.

It is set to cover:

  • The full investment fund lifecycle: from strategic planning and launch to liquidation
  • The entire investment fund value chain: from investor to investment level
  • All relevant areas of experience: tax, securities, regulatory, corporate governance, M&A, private equity investments, project finance, employment, restructuring, trademarks, data protection, and disputes
  • Implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies for investment management players: from their design and implementation goals in sponsors’ investment processes, due diligence, reporting, disclosure and regulatory compliance

DLA Piper currently has one of the largest investment management and investment funds practices in the world, with more than 250 lawyers in all key global jurisdictions. 

The firm said this global network enables it to serve investors and investment fund managers worldwide, with a client roster that includes alternative asset groups of international financial institutions, advisors with billions of dollars under management and smaller firms and emerging managers forming investment funds of all types.

Partner and co-head, Investment Management and Funds, Catherine Pogorzelski, said: “We have a long history of advising on investment management and fund matters and we are one of a handful of firms to offer clients a dedicated global practice that can address all investment management and funds needs as a one-stop shop. 

“The needs of this industry are unique and by providing an integrated offering tailored to their nuanced requirements, we make life simpler and more efficient, while enhancing the specialist experience across practices, jurisdictions and sectors.”

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