Investment Management Transactions

Cadwalader has deep experience in representing foreign-managed funds, U.S.-based funds with foreign operations and/or with a foreign investment strategy, including emerging market funds, and clients in inbound and outbound investment transactions.

Our capabilities include:

  • Restructuring foreign management companies;
  • Structuring foreign investments, including the use of offshore tax-efficient structures;
  • Structuring management participation to maximize beneficial tax treatment for U.S. and non-U.S. managers;
  • Establishing foreign and offshore-domiciled investment vehicles;
  • Establishing foreign offices;
  • Advising on foreign regulatory regimes and securities laws; and
  • Listings on international exchanges.

Cadwalader’s transactional capabilities extend to all types of investments, including:

  • Acquisitions and financings;
  • Structured finance products, including derivatives and swaps, CDOs, and other complex financial instruments;
  • Private equity co-investments;
  • Side-pocket investments;
  • Lending and investment activities;
  • Structuring tax-efficient cross-border investments; PFICs, tax credits, hybrid entities, and instruments;
  • Merger, bankruptcy and other arbitrage analysis;
  • Distressed debt investments;
  • Shari’ah compliant investments;
  • Workout or disposition of troubled or non-performing assets; and
  • Representation in bankruptcy proceedings.

We also serve fund principals and their management companies in areas including:

  • Partner compensation and tax planning;
  • Employee compensation and employee benefit and reinvestment plans;
  • Portfolio manager and employee incentive arrangements;
  • Employment agreements and other employment issues (including sexual harassment and discrimination training programs);
  • Restrictive covenants, such as non-competition, non-solicitation, intellectual property use, and golden handcuffs;
  • Trusts and estate planning;
  • Strategic corporate transactions, including sales, acquisitions, restructurings and spin-offs, minority strategic buy-ins, and exit strategies; and
  • Initial public offerings.

9 Attorneys

Bartlett, Maurine R. Senior Counsel New York
T. +1 212 504 6218
Cuthbertson, Sophie K. Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2341
Foster, Brian Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6736
Goldstein, Stuart N. Partner Charlotte
T. +1 704 348 5258
New York
T. +1 212 504 6316
Jubin, Gregg Partner Washington
T. +1 202 862 2485
Lefkowitz, Matthew Associate New York
T. +1 212 504 6227
Lofchie, Steven Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6700
Mehta, Dorothy D. Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6846
Shirazi, Ray Partner New York
T. +1 212 504 6376


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