The Investment Funds Tax team provides pragmatic, results focussed tax structuring advice on all aspects of a fund's lifecycle. We act for a wide range of clients including investment funds, pension funds, managers and investment advisers.

We regularly advise clients on:

  • Fund structuring and formation
  • Manager interests in the funds
  • Investments into existing fund structures
  • Transactional mandates for funds

We work closely with our specialist Funds team to provide advice on all legal and tax aspects of your transaction under one roof, which ensures that your receive a seamless service, that no aspect of the transaction will be overlooked and results in time and cost efficiencies on transactions.

We have a wealth of experience advising on the tax structuring of Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Equity and Venture funds. The best fund structures need to take account of the nature of assets held, the requirements of investors and compliance burdens. When providing structuring advice we draw on our deep sector knowledge and understanding of the tax implications of holding of assets to ensure that the structures are fit for investor requirements and can be run effectively in practice. Funds are often international in nature and we draw on our expertise across all our offices and wider best friend lawyer network when advising on optimum structures that answer to our clients' needs.


Illuminate Financial

We advised Illuminate Financial on £100m round with backing from Barclays and JP Morgan Chase.

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Barwood Capital

Advised Barwood Capital on its fifth Regional Property Fund.

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InfraRed Capital Partners

Advised InfraRed Capital Partners on UK corporate and tax law aspects of a £250m sale of a portfolio of logistics assets.

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Advised CBRE Global Investors on the sale of its multi-let industrial portfolio.

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