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Jonathan De Lance-holmes

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Linklaters LLP

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Investment management


Jonathan is a senior partner in the firm’s Investment Management group, and is widely acknowledged for his experience in both UK and international private funds, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate and hedge funds.

Jonathan advises sponsors and major international investors, including major private equity and other alternative equity houses and sovereign wealth funds, on structuring, spin-off, fundraising, transactions and products. He also counsels managers on all governance and regulation aspects arising out of the creation and operation of funds.

Jonathan has led on many of the market’s most significant funds’ transactions. His experience includes advising:

  • SoftBank Group Corp on its US$100bn SoftBank Vision Fund, which will be the largest private equity-style fund ever established, investing globally in the technology sector
  • Aermont Capital LLP (formerly PW Real Assets LLP) on the establishment of their latest €1.5bn European real estate fund 
  • BlackRock on their European and Asian real estate private funds
  • Numerous manager groups and financial institutions on establishment and spin-offs of private equity, infrastructure and hedge fund managers, including EMSO, Squarepoint, InfraRed and Terra Firma
  • Cinven on their €5 billion Fifth Fund fundraise
  • BC Partners and Terra Firma on a number of large-scale private equity fundraisings
  • a major Asian sovereign wealth fund on a variety of substantial and sponsor investor commitments to US and European private equity and infrastructure funds and on its investment in the GP of a major pan-European private equity house and its funds


Trainee and associate at Linklaters, partner since 2001.


French, Russian.


Bristol Cathedral School; Keble College, Oxford (1984 BA; BCL Law).

London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds

Within: Hedge funds

Linklaters LLP has a strong capability in the hedge funds sphere, with clients valuing its ability to deliver a mix of fund structuring, regulatory and tax support. Under the leadership of global investment funds head Matthew Keogh, the firm attracts a significant flow of work from clients such as Alcentra, Brevan Howard, Squarepoint and Och-Ziff. Keogh and others advise Deutsche Bank on hedge fund products it manages, and provide ongoing support on AIFMD and business-critical Brexit-related issues. The firm also has a growing investor practice, and generates work from more than 20 pension funds and other institutional investors. Rahul Manvatkar made partner in May 2019. Senior partner Jonathan de Lance-Holmes is another key figure.

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