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Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Hedge funds
Hedge funds - ranked: tier 1

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP handles a range of hedge fund launches, many of which using traditional Cayman Island structures, and also advises fund managers on spin-outs and on day-to-day operational issues. Christopher Hilditch, who 'is prepared to offer practical solutions to issues rather than just stating the law', advised Cantab Capital Partners on forming a new master-feeder hedge fund, the client's first since its acquisition by GAM in 2016, and separately advised Orchard Global Asset Management on creating a new structure with Cayman and Delaware feeders. Josh Dambacher advised Cevian Capital on a capital-raising, including negotiating side letters with sovereign wealth funds, and separately advised Lancaster Investment Management on the launch of a new structure to be managed by a team led by a new hire from Greenlight Capital. Cathy Weist is also recommended, as are Nick Fagge and Anna Maleva-Otto, for tax and regulatory issues respectively. Other clients include Marshall Wace, which the team advised on launching several sub-funds to its Irish and Delaware funds, and Securis Investment Partners, which the team advised on a hurricane-related risk insurance fund. Also in the insurance space, Hilditch also advised Credit Suisse ILS on structuring a hybrid fund, structured as a segregated portfolio of a Cayman company, investing in reinsurance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose.

Leading individuals

Christopher Hilditch - Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

Josh Dambacher - Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

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Private funds
Private funds - ranked: tier 5

Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

'Excellent across the board', Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP handles a range of work, often involving fund structures at the intersection of hedge and private equity. Jim McNally advised LCN Capital Partners on forming LCN North America Fund II and LCN European Fund II, which both closed in March 2017 with commitments totaling $500m. Josh Dambacher  also handles complex mandates. Other clients include Sprints Capital Management, which McNally advised on subsequent closings of Sprints Capital International II, and TriSpan.

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