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Asia Investment Funds

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Harneys continues to grow as a leader in the Asian investment funds space, acting as both lead and offshore counsel on a range of fund establishments including hedge and private equity.


Our client offering consist of fund establishment and restructuring, offshore fund manager formation, advice on acquisitions and disposals and advice on regulatory compliance issues. Along with our offshore investment funds expertise our team includes the only native Japanese Bengoshi practising offshore lawyer in the market.

We serve a variety of major clients throughout Asia, including Citigroup, Haitong, Superfund Japan, MCP and Lim Advisors. Our investment funds team has also won mandates from leading PRC asset manager Haitong and Cayman support counsel mandates from leading PRC fund formation teams at Han Kun, ZhongLun and Jun He.

With bilingual experts able to accommodate any time zone, Harneys’ clients receive the utmost care and attention with results-driven service. 


  • Hedge fund establishment and restructuring
  • Private equity, venture capital and real estate fund establishment and restructuring
  • Preparation and review of memorandum or prospectus
  • Distressed funds
  • Offshore fund manager and administrator formation and transfers of control 
  • Advice on portfolio company acquisitions and disposals
  • Advice on regulatory compliance issues including sanctions, FATCA and AIFMD
  • A dedicated Japan funds team – including provision of trustee function for unit trusts and the only native Japanese offshore lawyer who can assist clients in Japanese and English



Harneys’ Asia team continues to expand each year with 36 lawyers currently practising in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Japan. Our clients always receive unmatched and distinctive legal counsel and services from Asia’s leading offshore...Read More

Investment Funds

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Jonathan Culshaw
Jonathan Culshaw

Managing Partner
Hong Kong
Lisa Pearce
Lisa Pearce

Junko Shiokawa
Junko Shiokawa

Hong Kong
Shari Hawke
Shari Hawke

Thomas Dugdale
Thomas Dugdale

Senior Associate
Ian Clark
Ian Clark

Hong Kong

Articles & Updates

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Recent Experience

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