International Funds

Market Leading Innovator

With over 30 years of market leading experience in the fund sector, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has one of the largest professional funds teams in the Asia Pacific region, advising on hundreds of different funds. With rich experience, strong ability to forecast development trends, and a deep understanding of business, legal, tax or regulatory aspects that influence market development, we have advised on a range of fund projects which are industry firsts, bringing us unique experience in both RMB and offshore funds and cross-border transactions.

Our business covers the entire spectrum of funds. Our clients include managers of private equity funds, venture capital funds, debt funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, secondary funds, fund of funds, and emerging market funds. We work with funds of all sizes from international buyout funds to angel funds.

Our funds team also advises on fund formation & structuring, negotiations on business and legal terms with investors, and drafts documents, including JV agreements, partnership agreements, documents for appointment of fund administration representatives, and fund custodian agreements. With an in-depth understanding of investor needs, we work closely with global investors. We seek to work in partnership with potential local partners through overseas investors, and also with domestic insurers, commercial banks, securities and funds, SOEs, wealthy individuals, and local government-introduced funds.

Our service covers:

  • Private equity funds
  • Infrastructure funds
  • Venture capital funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Fund of funds
  • Qualified foreign limited partners
  • Retail funds and exchange traded funds


"‘One of the best teams in Asia’, King & Wood Mallesons handles both GP and LP work, with strength in the private equity and retail spaces, and a solid record on behalf of sovereign wealth funds and SOE funds."

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