Hedge Fund and Alternative Entity Litigation
The Investor Protection Department is able to handle all aspects of litigation on behalf of investors in hedge funds and other alternative entities. Our lawyers in New York, Delaware and London are uniquely positioned and have expertise in all aspects of hedge fund disputes across a number of jurisdictions.
Hedge funds present difficult challenges for investors who often have no choice but to resort to litigation to remedy wrongdoing by the fund (or the fund manager). Typically, the fund is separated from the Manager by several layers of shell companies incorporated in different jurisdictions, and administration is often outsourced to an independent entity.
In the US most onshore hedge funds are organised under Delaware law and we are therefore well positioned to litigate in this complex area. Funds in both the US and UK often invest solely through offshore master funds and familiarity with relevant laws of key offshore jurisdictions that often take English law as their foundation (including Bermuda, BVI and the Cayman Islands) is critical.