News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Event 21 Sep. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Lectures on the Defense of States in Investment Arbitration at Université Paris Nanterre
News 21 Sep. 2021
Curtis Italy wins Arbitration Firm of the Year at the Italian LegalCommunity Litigation Awards 2021
Event 07 Sep. 2021
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on Panel within Framework of Colombia's 4th National Arbitration Competition
News 30 Aug. 2021
Curtis Returns to SCOTUS in Historic Sequel on the Rights of Citizens in Puerto Rico
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
News 16 Aug. 2021
Curtis Establishes Presence in Saudi Arabia
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
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Curtis' international investment management team has 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 SWF-focused attorneys 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 08 Feb. 2021
UK National Security and Investment Screening Regime
News 08 Oct. 2020
Curtis gains recognition in the Legal 500 UK 2021 for Private Funds and Public International Law
"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