Event 23 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at the 52nd IDRI Professional Accreditation & Membership Programme
Event 14 Oct. 2022
Curtis Provides Capacity Training to the Government of Uganda
Event 18 Aug. 2023
Partner Borzu Sabahi Speaks at FDI Moot Shenzhen
News 25 Jul. 2023
Partner Eric Gilioli Ranked in Top 10 Influential Energy & Natural Resources Lawyers in Kazakhstan in Business Today
Article 22 Aug. 2023
Fuad Zarbiyev Publishes Article in Journal of International Economic Law
Client Alert 14 Aug. 2023
The EU’s Market in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation: The Highlights
Event 22 Aug. 2023
Partner Dr. Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak at Arbitration and ADR Commission of the ICC Mexico
Event 11 Jul. 2023
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on the Role of the ICC in Investment Disputes
News 15 Aug. 2023
Legal Reader Publishes Article on Dr. Majed Alotaibi’s Arrival as Senior Counsel in Curtis’ Riyadh Office
News 31 Jul. 2023
Curtis Welcomes Senior Saudi Advisor, Dr. Majed Alotaibi, to its Riyadh Office
News 24 Aug. 2023
Curtis Attorneys Quoted in CoinDesk on FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Strategy Ahead of His Criminal Trial
News 06 Mar. 2023
Russia Sanctions at the First Anniversary: An Overview of Current Sanctions in the US, UK, and EU and How Global Companies Can Navigate Evolving and Conflicting Sanctions Regimes
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Curtis' international investment management lawyers have counselled investment managers and investors on a global scale for close to half a century. The group has particular strength in the areas of fund formation, the development of tailored structures for the alternative investment community and the structuring, governance and legal aspects of the investment activities of sovereign wealth funds.
Financial institutions, investment managers and their sponsors and principals, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors rely on Curtis for the full range of investment fund advice, from fund formation through investment management and investments. Curtis also advises traditional investors such as funds of funds, pension plans, governmental and quasi-governmental institutions and other institutional and high-net-worth investors.The range of services provided by the group includes developing tailored structures for the alternative investment community, in particular in the areas of private equity funds and hedge funds. We work closely with clients through the formation, capital-raising and investment process to identify issues, develop practical solutions and provide an informed view of the market, often forming special-purpose vehicles and negotiating preferential terms in order to minimize the risk and maximize the value of an investment. We also provide guidance on management issues and investment opportunities after a fund launches, including ongoing regulatory and compliance matters.
Our lawyers routinely assist clients with restructuring existing fund complexes and advice on related issues, including changes of fund managers and service providers, tax implications, liquidation of U.S., European and offshore entities, asset transfers, relative valuations, working with all involved parties to address potential or actual conflicts of interest or disputes among investors and/or managers in the course of a reorganization.
The global reach of our team – which encompasses attorneys in our offices in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia – facilitates the firm's ability to structure products in an environment that is characterized by the unprecedented global movement of capital. We can, for example, advise on the registration and compliance of public funds, including European UCITS funds.
Lawyers in the group have experience in establishing and advising on investments in funds in the United States and in other jurisdictions, including the Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Curaçao, DIFC, Hong Kong, Ireland Luxembourg, Singapore, and more.
Curtis offers its sovereign wealth fund (SWF) clients a unique combination of experience working with international funds, alongside significant representations of states and state-owned enterprises in a wide range of transactions and disputes that no other firm can match.
Our sovereign wealth fund lawyers advise on all aspects of structuring, forming and operating SWFs. We find the best solution and develop the right framework for the SWF’s organization, objective, governance and control, and advise on all aspects of a SWF’s domestic and global investment activities.
We conduct due diligence on and analyze and assess the legal risks relating to investments, negotiate terms and conditions with third parties and prepare the documentation for substantial transactions, including those relating to:
Carl A. Ruggiero
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
Restructuring and Insolvency
"Team with great experience...and exceptional warmth and availability"
Legal 500: USA 2023 - Private Equity Funds
"This practice group is not large personnel wise so you are assured of getting significant attention."
"Great lawyers who are a pleasure to work with. I’ve always gotten solid advice and service."
Legal 500: USA 2022 Investment Fund Formation and Management
"Responsive and knowledgeable team with a breadth of knowledge and international reach."
Legal 500 UK 2021 - London Private Funds (including infrastructure funds)
"Noted for its expertise in sovereign wealth funds."
Legal 500 USA 2020 - Private Equity Funds
"Very knowledgeable and professional."
Legal 500 USA 2019 - Private Equity Funds