HFM Asia honored Sidley with the “Best Onshore Law Firm” award at its 2019 Hedge Fund Awards. The award ceremony took place in the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong on January 24, 2019. Asia Pacific Head of Investment Funds, Effie Vasilopoulos, and Hong Kong-based partner Joy Lam accepted the award for the firm. Winners were selected based on in-depth interviews with clients and other legal practitioners from the region.
Sidley’s Investment Funds team was recognized for its cutting-edge work in the hedge fund sector having represented a range of marquee fund launches during the year, including in respect of the first tokenized fund offers in the alternative fund universe. The firm also represented ExodusPoint on the launch of its flagship hedge fund — which, at US$8 billion, is reported to be the largest hedge fund start-up to date on a global basis.
With over 15 years of experience in the region, Sidley’s multijurisdictional Investment Funds platform is a market leader, having established fund managers and their investment funds in all segments of the market, spanning private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure funds, special situations and credit funds, and the vast majority of the top 50 home-grown hedge fund managers and their flagship funds in Asia.