AZB & Partners’ robust, versatile and deep experience in this area has propelled it to the top firms in India for structuring and setting up of various private funds, in a variety of sectors, strategies and stages.

Our success in this space can be accredited to our ability to match the changing and demanding nature of the industry and equipping our clients with the kind of legal assistance that is best suited to their objectives.

Each of our highly regarded lawyers is well placed to take on various matters, ranging from structuring issues with regard to the setting up of funds, and providing counsel on the regulatory approval process, launching of new schemes and products and sale of fund businesses. We have also assisted leading limited partners (including development finance institutions) in relation to their investments in various funds in India and South Asia.

Our work includes:

  • Drafting and reviewing offer documents for potential investors and related documentation, such as shareholders’ agreements, subscription agreements, management agreements
  • Structures for investment routing and exit and structuring for tax efficiency
  • Migration of domicile of funds
  • Co-investment arrangements, including side car formation
  • Structuring carried interest plans and other key person compensation arrangements
  • Regulatory procedures required for establishing an investment structure (and assisting in obtaining such approvals)
  • Negotiating the terms and conditions of commitment to funds
  • Conducting due diligence on potential investee funds