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 consistently has been recognized by market participants and peers as a leading investment management practice. According to Chambers USA, we are “known as a hub for innovation in relation to investment company work,” a practice that “is incredibly well integrated with other specialties and can anticipate issues that may arise,” and particularly strong “in dealing with complicated, sensitive and/or high-profile projects.” Our group’s overall and selected capabilities have been cited regularly by other established legal and business publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States and IFLR 1000.