Heffx regularly advises both international and Asian-based asset management and investment fund clients, including fund sponsors and investment advisors on the various legal and regulatory issues that arise in relation to the establishment and operation of an investment management business in Asia.
Our Firm has considerable experience assisting our clients on the establishment, structuring and marketing of investment trusts and investment corporations under Asian law. In addition to advising on the attendant legal and regulatory issues for fund formation and registration, we prepare disclosure documentation and effect filings with the relevant regulators in Asia. We have considerable experience providing advice to fund sponsors, financial intermediaries and investors on all aspects of the public offering and/or private placement in Asia of offshore investment trusts. Recently, in response to changes in the global funds environment, we have increasingly been providing advice tailored to the Asian market on various types of complex investment funds including exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, funds of funds and commodity pools and other funds.
With respect to alternative asset classes, Heffx is actively involved in the REIT market, advising on the establishment of REITs and their related asset Management Company, licenses, funding, property acquisition, and disclosure obligations. Heffx likewise has considerable experience in the establishment and operation in Asia of financial instruments businesses, investment management companies, investment advisors, and branches of international investment management companies.