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汉坤为80余家私募基金管理人出具法律意见书成功通过基金业协会审核

汉坤律师事务所2018-08-12 12:27:39

自2016年2月5日中国证券投资基金业协会(“基金业协会”)印发《关于进一步规范私募基金管理人登记若干事项的公告》(下称“《公告》”)以来,汉坤律师事务所已受百余家知名私募基金管理人(“私募管理人”)委托出具私募管理人登记法律意见书,其中80余家已成功通过基金业协会的审核,汉坤同时亦成功为数十家知名私募管理人出具了重大事项变更的专项法律意见书并顺利完成变更。


为切实保护投资者合法权益,促进私募基金行业规范健康发展,今年以来,除《公告》外,基金业协会还陆续发布了《私募投资基金管理人内部控制指引》、《私募投资基金信息披露管理办法》、《私募投资基金信息披露内容与格式指引》(1号和2号)、《私募投资基金募集行为管理办法》、《私募投资基金合同指引》(1号至3号)及《私募投资基金登记备案的问题解答》(八至十二)等一系列私募基金管理人登记与基金备案相关规范性文件。汉坤投资基金团队在充分研究基金业协会所发布的各项规定与要求的基础上,在大量私募管理人登记和基金备案实践中积累了丰富的经验。汉坤投资基金团队律师对拟登记的私募管理人客户进行全面深入的尽职调查,审慎核查客户各方面的合规情况,并针对不同客户的实际运营情况,积极提出有针对性的规范建议,协助客户落实法律法规和基金业协会的相关规定,在严格的尽职调查和客户整改、完善情况的基础上,完成法律意见书的撰写,并经过严格的内部风控委员会审查,以提高法律意见书的通过率。


汉坤投资基金团队由北京、上海、深圳办公室的20多位专职律师组成,专注于私募基金业务十余年,为数百家私募管理人客户在境内外设立了600多支各类人民币基金和美元基金,连年被《钱伯斯》(Chambers)、《国际金融法律评论》(IFLR)等国际权威律所评级机构评为中国顶级的投资基金团队之一。



图片来源: 汉坤北京办公室 王勇 James Yong Wang


Han Kun Successfully Obtained AMAC Approval of Legal Opinions for over 80 PE Fund Managers 


Since the Asset Management Association of China ("AMAC") promulgation of the Announcement on Matters concerning Further Regulating the Registration of Privately Fund Managers (the "Announcement") on February 5, 2016, Han Kun had been engaged by over a hundred private fund managers ("PF Managers") to issue legal opinions for their AMAC registration. So far, over 80 of those PE Managers have been successfully approved by the AMAC after its review. In addition, Han Kun had also issued dozens of specific legal opinions for significant changes with respect to registered PF Managers and successfully obtained approval by AMAC.


To protect the legal rights and interests of investors and facilitate the healthy growth of the private equity industry, in addition to the Announcement, AMAC also promulgated a series of regulations related to PF Managers registration and filing this year, including the Guidelines for Private Fund Managers Internal Control, Management Measures for Private Funds Information Disclosure, Guidelines of Content and Format for Private Funds Information Disclosure (No. 1, 2), Measures for Administration of Private Fundraising Activities, Guidelines for Private Funds Contracts (No.1-3) and Q&A related to Registrations and Filings of Private Funds (No.8-12). The Investment Funds team at Han Kun, which has accumulated rich experience in the practice of assisting in PF Managers registrations and filings, has thoroughly studied all AMAC documents and related requirements. To issue legal opinions for the PF Managers, the team conducted a comprehensive and thorough due diligence investigation on the PF Managers by prudently checking their compliance status in various aspects, provided custom-tailored advice on modification and improvement to the PF Managers and assisted them in the compliance with relevant laws and regulations and requirements of AMAC. Based upon the result of due diligence and the improvements made by the PF Managers, the Han Kun team produced the legal opinions, which were submitted to and approved by AMAC after a thorough review and sign-off by the Risk Control Committee at Han Kun. 


The award-winning Investment Funds team at Han Kun is composed of over twenty attorneys in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices. With a focus on the private equity industry for over a decade, the team has represented over a hundred PF Managers in setting up over 600 funds of various kinds within and outside of China and has been consistently recognized as market leader in the investment funds area in China by global legal directories such as Chambers and IFLR.