Investment Funds

Latham & Watkins has one of the most active and highly regarded Investment Funds practices serving fund sponsors around the globe.

Why Latham

We work across the full spectrum of private capital managers, serving as long-standing advisors to many of the most well-established global PE firms and asset management firms. We are also counsel to a broad range of emerging managers in the buyout, venture, and credit funds space. Latham helps clients form and structure a diverse array of private investment vehicles, leveraging capabilities across practices and across the firm to navigate the global securities, tax, and regulatory aspects of such funds. As an integral part of our relationships with asset managers we also advise on a full range of day-to-day compliance and corporate issues. 

Given our global platform, we provide funds clients with unique insights into the evolving regulatory and market environments in which they operate — regularly advising asset managers on complex or novel regulatory issues. 

As one of the most active firms advising on secondary transactions, we have extensive experience representing both sponsors and strategic investors across the full range of these dynamic transactions. 

We bring an exceptional track record and creativity to all our engagements, whether advising a seasoned manager, a first-time sponsor, or a large-scale institutional investor in the private capital space.

Awards & Rankings

  • Three New York Partners Named Notable Women in Law by Crain’s - December 17, 2019
  • Five Partners Receive 2019 MVP Honors - November 11, 2019
  • Partners Honored Among Chicago's Notable Minority Lawyers - November 18, 2018
  • Hong Kong Partner Selected for Prestigious Private Equity “Thirty Under 40” List - October 24, 2017
  • “Influential Women” Report Features Two San Diego Partners - February 27, 2017

Latham “routinely acts for leading fund managers and global private equity houses” and “offers in-depth expertise in all aspects of formation and structuring.” Latham “also advises on administration and regulatory issues, with clients benefiting from the team’s considerable in-house exposure."

Chambers Global 2020

Media Coverage

The Co-Investment Continuum: Direct and Indirect Structures that Empower LPsThe Co-Investment Continuum: Structures That Give GPs More Control and Discretion Fund Formation MVP: Andrea J. Schwartzman


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Thought Leadership

Private Capital Insights - Spring 2022Analysis: SEC’s Proposed Cyber Rules for RIAs, RICs, and BDCsSEC Proposes Significant Rule Changes for Private Fund Advisers

Webcasts & Podcasts

Starting a Private Equity Fund