Our investment funds team is business-orientated and provides full support and leading advice to a wide range of market players in the funds industry, including shareholders, investment fund administrators, managers, custodians, bookkeepers, specialized consultants and other service providers.
Wecount with experienced professionals who closely monitor the changes and innovations that impact the investment funds’ industry and actively participate in regulatory discussions. Our group also includes practitioners who have spent significant time of their careers working in the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (Anbima).
The services provided by our practice include the assistance in an array of regulatory issues related to investment funds’ daily activities, especially concerning the compliance with rules issued by the CVM, Anbima, and the Brazilian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP).
We also have extensive experience in structuring a wide range of investment funds, including Private Equity Funds (Fundos de Investimento em Participações – FIPs), Receivable Funds (Fundos de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios – FIDCs), Real Estate Funds (Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário – FIIs), Infrastructure Funds (Fundos de Investimento em Infraestrutura – FI-Infra), specific investment funds regulated by CVM Instruction No. 555/14, among others.
We advise our clients throughout the entire process to structure an investment fund, including the initial discussions concerning the fund’s type, tax matters, governance structure and management, drafting and reviewing the fund’s documents, as well as the complete follow-up of the fund’s licensing before the CVM.
Our practice also upholds a preventive approach related to investment funds’ governance and compliance structures. In such cases, our team works closely with our leading white-collar crime practice, enabling our firm to provide creative and cohesive solutions. These services include the provision of compliance reviews, development of compliance policies and internal procedures, as well as the assessment regarding the need to develop informational barriers, segregation of activities and standards of conduct due to potential conflicts of interest.
Additionally, we provide legal assistance focused on the relationship between our clients and regulatory and self-regulatory entities, including the representation of our clients in administrative proceedings brought by regulatory authorities.
Along with our litigation team, we also engage in the development of fast and consistent strategies to ensure and defend our clients’ best interests within civil and administrative levels.