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Structuring, formation, migration, restructuring and liquidation of traditional and alternative funds (contractual, limited partnerships, SICAVs, LLPs, etc) including associated and underlying SPVs in various jurisdictions, including Luxembourg, Switzerland, Netherlands, etc.
Structuring,negotiating and documenting client investments in traditional and alternative investment strategies (e.g. private equity, venture capital, private debt infrastructure, renewable energy and real estate)
Structuring and negotiating asset manager-level transactions, such as manager seed investments
Drafting and reviewing asset management related arrangements, including investment management, investment advisory, pledge, custody and prime brokerage agreements
Alliances with leading law firms globally to efficiently cover local regulatory, fund structuring and investment related aspects.
Review and negotiation of legal and commercial terms across various asset classes, incl. private equity, venture capital, private debt, infrastructure and real estate
Buy and sell side support including confidently negotiated terms with strong protections
Negotiation of direct and indirect arrangements for managers and investors, including secure protections, anti-dilution rights and influence on underlying portfolio company
Advising sponsors on carry and co-investment arrangements, integrate and negotiate ESG policies and SFDR requirements
Advising on fund distribution and private placement in Switzerland, The Netherlands and other European jurisdictions.
Structuring, negotiating and documenting fund offering terms on behalf of sponsors, managers and investors
Registration of collective investment schemes in Switzerland and Europe
Structuring and negotiating agreements with fund distributors, placement agents and representatives
Industrialize and streamline in-house fund distribution processes
Obtaining licenses required under Swiss and Dutch law
Reporting to and communication with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, OAK, and Swiss Self Regulatory Organisations, the Dutch AFM, as well as foreign regulators (such as Luxembourg CSSF)
Advising on corporate governance requirements and constitutional documents
Analysis and implementation of new financial services laws and regulations
Preparation and implementation of efficient compliance programs
Review of marketing material and other client facing documentation
Review of upcoming and existing regulations, policy frameworks and guidelines
Risk analyses in connection with laws, regulations, policies and corporate agreements
Due diligence and risk assessment of clients, business partners and complex structures and transactions
Advising on anti-money laundering and anti-corruption (AML Compliance)
Advising on company formations, shareholding agreements and joint-ventures
Advising on domestic or cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, mergers, disposals and demergers with a particular focus on asset management transaction
Advising companies or investors on financial investments, liquidity events and raising of capital including negotiating and documenting of financing rounds
Advising on fund credit facilities
Combined experience of distinguished careers
With a proven track record in the asset management and financial services field, we contribute to our clients’ business by leveraging our vast body of knowledge and hands-on expertise. Our practice aims to achieving the best results for our clients. Our staff are highly accomplished individuals from all walks of life, who are ready and eager to explore new pathways to identify solutions in the best interests of our clients.
Extensive expertise, exceptional reputation and diverse capabilities
We know that diversity matters and is critical to the success to our clients. CapstoneLaw embraces diverse perspectives, our staff are excellent listeners, empathic to the needs and aspirations of our clients. CapstoneLaw strives to achieve results that exceed expectations through our commitment to our clients. Our work environment attracts, develops and retains exceptional colleagues, always willing to go an extra mile adding the maximum value to the business of our clients.
Substantial industry network
CapstoneLaw maintains excellent contacts to regulatory authorities and key stakeholders in the investment management industry. We are recognised for our industry focus, and we leverage our industry experience to provide our clients with practical solutions to cover their legal and regulatory risks inherent to their businesses.
Professional advice on key legal, strategic and transactional issues
Given today’s dynamic business environment, transactions are becoming more complex. Our clients require access to professional legal and compliance advices that helps them to manage deals effectively and to achieve their goals deployed on the right strategy. Our approach is designed to identify and enhance value throughout the whole investment lifecycle.
Multidisciplinary team of PhDs, LLMs, and BBAs
As a highly specialised advisory firm, our professionals work in multidisciplinary teams with the aim to deliver pragmatic advice. We build close business relationships with our clients that range from local and multinational corporations to international and local investment management firms, banks, insurance companies, trusts, pension funds, distributors and organisations in the field of financial services. We realise that understanding their commercial objectives, their position in the market and their sector or industry, allows us to render suitable and effective advice.
Graduates of top universities in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and abroad
The delivery of legal, compliance, advisory and corporate governance services is rapidly changing, which involves the increasingly crucial role played by all different kind of disciplines to provide complex and sophisticated services. CapstoneLaw encompasses every aspect of the rapid changes currently underway in the delivery of high end legal, compliance, and corporate governance solutions.