We don’t play games when it comes to other people’s money. 

Our fully-integrated global service covers all bases and delivers for sponsors and investors – eliminating blind spots and minimising risk. From sponsors to investors, formation to fund finance, or regulatory and tax advice to sponsor governance and doing the deals, we combine imaginative approaches with unique insights. 

For clear, practical advice that delivers real impact across the entire life of a fund. A win-win, in every way.

Some of the challenges we've helped countless sponsors, managers, finance providers and other stakeholders in the private funds market tackle include:  

  • Establishing funds, across multiple funds domiciles; 
  • Advising on investment in funds, including negotiating for fund investors;
  • Navigating regulatory requirements: as part of funds set-up, investments or throughout the whole fund lifecycle;
  • Addressing tax implications associated with making investments in the UK and internationally; and
  • Implementing carried interest incentive schemes.

We have advised on capital deployments by LPs in excess of USD 100 billion.

Straightforward counsel for any private fund, any stage, anywhere.

Case study

Making the green revolution happen... sustainably

We helped our client New Forests, a global investment manager of nature-based assets, deliver on a pledge made by World Leaders at COP 26 to halt deforestation.

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Previous work


Best Law Firm – Fund Structuring (Private Equity Wire European Awards 2022)

Finalists – Funds Team of the Year (The Lawyer Awards 2022)

Finalists  Fund Formation, Funds Finance and Legal Compliance & Regulatory categories (The Drawdown Awards 2022)

Client testimonials

"It is the first time we have worked with AG on a fund formation, and we have been delighted with the experience." – Founding Partner, Fund Manager

"…the team at Addleshaw Goddard were instrumental in delivering this unique fund proposition – we greatly valued their insights and responsiveness." –  Senior Investment Manager, Real Estate Fund



Key contacts

Meet the team
Jan Gruter

Jan Gruter

Partner, Funds Establishment and Structuring
Glasgow, UK

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Richard Small

Richard Small

Partner, Financial Regulation
London, UK

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Zoe Fatchen

Zoe Fatchen

Partner, Tax & Structuring

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Victoria Mesquita

Victoria Mesquita

Partner, Finance

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Richard Ledain Santiago

Richard Ledain Santiago

Partner, Head of Luxembourg

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