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Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons' offers a menu of services for hedge funds and is active in fund formation, regulatory advice, tax, derivatives, M&A, corporate structures, litigation, cross-border issues and intellectual property. The hedge fund service offering has been built up over a considerable period of time and the firm works with most of the largest European and US hedge fund managers.

The firm is also focused on start-ups and is aware that today’s start-up could well be tomorrow’s giant. Consequently, all the lawyers in the hedge fund practice are experts in the fund set up process, making them well equipped to advise new managers on the legal aspects of brand new fund ventures. Setting up a hedge fund today is not a straightforward process. Thanks to a long track record of advising start-ups, Simmons & Simmons can apprise new entrants to the industry about new regulatory and operational issues that might otherwise hamper them as they seek to grow their business. Legal problems can easily torpedo a start-up firm if it does not receive proper guidance.

With more than 30 partners internationally working on a daily basis with hedge funds, the firm is unlikely to be overwhelmed by a sudden rush of client instructions as can occur at smaller firms. It is this depth of expertise that keeps Simmons & Simmons as the legal advisor for most of the biggest hedge fund groups on the block, and helps to ensure its place as the leading law firm. The firm is regularly ranked in the top tier by the leading directories.

For further information please contact Simmons and Simmons as follows:

Richard Perry
Partner, Fund Formation
T: +44 207 825 4310

Darren Fox
Partner, Regulatory
T: +44 207 825 4069

Martin Shah 
Partner, Tax
T: +44 207 825 4638

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