Event 14 Oct. 2022
Curtis Provides Capacity Training to the Government of Uganda
Event 21 Sep. 2022
Kalidou Gadio Speaks at AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit
News 16 Dec. 2022
Curtis Trade Team is top ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023
Event 06 Dec. 2022
George Kahale Lectures on "Key Issues Facing States in ISDS" at Rashtriya Raksha University
News 24 Feb. 2023
Clients Praise Curtis in Chambers Global 2023 Launch
Event 21 Feb. 2023
Susan Maples Speaks at the Green Hydrogen Organisation Webinar Series on Green Hydrogen Contracting
Publications 23 Feb. 2023
Fernando Tupa Publishes Book on Forum-Specific Consent to International Arbitration in Investment Agreements
Event 22 Nov. 2022
Elisa Botero and Fernando Tupa to speak at the XVI International Congress of Arbitration in Lima, Perú
News 27 Sep. 2022
Curtis Boosts Riyadh Office with New Corporate Partner Stuart Davies
News 16 Aug. 2022
Curtis Delivers More Firsts for the Government of Oman in its Defense Against U.S. Trade Measures
Pro Bono 23 Feb. 2023
Curtis Lawyers Successfully Defend Pro Bono Client in Deportation Proceedings
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
News 04 Oct. 2022
Legal 500 UK Recognizes Curtis Practices and Attorneys in 2023 Edition
Client Alert 31 Aug. 2022
UK Government to reform taxation of Sovereign Wealth Funds; significant impact expected on UK Real Estate investments
"Great lawyers who are a pleasure to work with. I’ve always gotten solid advice and service, especially when it counts the most."
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