Investment Management

We have more than 20 years’ experience of advising traditional fund management and alternative asset management companies on legal and compliance issues for all their complex asset management requirements. We have highly developed relationships with regulators and understand how they think and work.

We are able to provide insight to our clients in the asset management sector as they develop their business, including advising on groundbreaking products, in the China market.

We offer clients in-depth knowledge and practical experience of governance structures, operational models, business practice and transactions and products within the asset management sector.

In addition, we offer clients dispute resolution capability. We have advised clients in many challenging asset management disputes and have successfully represented them in cases before tribunals.  Our compliance team has great knowledge of data compliance, network security and privacy protection, all areas that are critical in the context of asset management.

Notable Matters

Fangda is renowned for our asset management expertise in China. Some of the high-profile cases on which we have advised include:

Investment Management

  • Assisting Hua An Funds to set up China’s first open-ended publicly offered fund, Hua An Chuangxin Securities Investment Fund.
  • Assisting a foreign shareholder to acquire a majority stake in a public fund management company through the public listing process, the first such case in China.
  • Assisting a subsidiary of a foreign bank to obtain the license of fund distribution business, a first in China.
  • Assisting the Ant Finance and Vanguard Group to establish a joint venture company to provide fund investment consulting business services for individual Chinese investors. This was one of the first fund investment consultancy licenses issued by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”).
  • Assisting in the set-up of a foreign-invested non-performance assets disposal company, one of the first licensed foreign-invested NPL enterprises.
  • Assisting a foreign-invested assets management company on its strategic partnership cooperation with a wealth management subsidiary of a commercial bank, the first time this had been done in China.
  • Assisting offshore private fund management companies (including Bridgewater) with their filing with the Asset Management Association of China (“AMAC”). These filings were among the first batch of foreign private fund management licenses (PFMs) filed with AMAC.
  • Assisting a wholly foreign-owned private fund management company with the issuance of multi-asset fund products.
  • Representing a globally renowned hedge fund in administrative investigation and hearings conducted by the CSRC.
  • Dealing with a number of major and complex cases involving financial derivatives in domestic court proceedings, and dealing with a number of domestic and international arbitrations related to fund investments.
  • Providing crisis management for renowned securities companies in relation to asset management products.