The Investment Management Group at Skadden represents sponsor and investor clients in a wide range of investment management activities in the United States, Europe and other key global markets. We provide integrated advice, drawing on all relevant practice groups across the firm’s global offices to offer our clients comprehensive guidance and innovative solutions on local, cross-border and global matters. 

For nearly 30 years, Skadden has represented many of the largest asset management firms in key activities and transactions. We advise clients forming a broad array of private and public investment vehicles, including both registered and unregistered funds, and in IPOs, spin-outs, and mergers and acquisitions. Our group also represents sophisticated investors in these matters, as well as individuals and teams in complex carried interest planning, intergenerational events and exits. Working closely with other firm practice groups, our U.S.- and U.K.-based teams assist clients in a variety of strategic planning and compliance decisions, including matters relating to the changing regulatory landscape for diversified asset managers and investors with cross-border strategies.

Skadden began work for many of our largest clients at the time of their establishment, and brings to every engagement the exceptional depth of experience gained from helping to implement our clients’ vision through growth and across borders. While our practice continues to represent some of the world’s largest investment management groups on their most challenging matters, our practical approach, creativity and commitment to excellence equally are brought to bear in our engagement for every client.

Skadden has been recognized consistently as a leading investment management practice by Chambers USA, Chambers Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers Best Law Firms, The Legal 500 US, The Legal 500 UK, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. According to Chambers USA, our team is “adept at advising on a plethora of funds including buyout funds, funds of funds and sector-specific vehicles. Strong global presence allows the team to provide counsel on complex matters involving cross-border elements, such as master-feeder structures, funds of one and parallel fund structures.” Our group was also named Best International Law Firm: Asset Management at the China Business Law Awards 2023.