International Funds

International Funds - China Hong Kong SAR

Nobody knows international funds like we do

As advisors to a greater variety of global funds than any other law firm, we know international funds inside out. We combine that market experience with in-depth regulatory knowledge to give you practical, cost-effective legal advice that you can implement quickly.

Our Hong Kong international funds team is experienced at every stage in a fund’s lifecycle – from fund formation and fundraising to complex acquisitions, business establishment, licensing and exit strategies.

Integrated expertise and mainland China capability

With King & Wood Mallesons, you also get mainland Chinese capability – something no other international law firm offers. We provide both offshore fund formation and onshore RMB fund formation advice and assist with downstream investments for private equity funds clients.

Comprehensive legal advice on international funds

We integrate specialist expertise from across our funds, corporate, capital markets, regulatory and finance teams in Hong Kong and across the globe. So you have access to comprehensive advice on all aspects of your structures.
Fund managers including sovereign wealth funds, investors and other parties rely on our expert legal advice on cross-border funds. We have been key to many market firsts, including advising Hai Tong Asset Management on its first RMB Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors (RQFII) exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the first and subsequent listings of HK-domiciled ETFs by Vanguard in Hong Kong. 

We have also acted for many China and regional private equity funds. Our team members have been forming funds in Hong Kong for well over a decade.

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Our expertise in international fund law includes advising on:

  • Private equity and other private investment funds
  • Retail funds
  • ETFs
  • QFII and RQFII funds
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Real estate, infrastructure and energy funds
  • RMB funds
  • Hedge funds and structured products
  • Spin-offs
  • Secondary transactions.
"Their drafting is superb – they are thorough and think through all of the issues carefully."


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