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Fund Formation

The Blakes Fund Formation group is a multidisciplinary team of legal specialists that can provide strategic and practical advice at each stage of the fund formation process.

Our clients rely on our team for specialized legal expertise, industry-sector insights and extensive experience. Canadian and international fund sponsors and managers regularly retain us to establish funds of all types because we have a comprehensive understanding of the market. Combined with our breadth of work acting for some of Canada’s largest investors when investing in funds both in Canada and internationally, our Fund Formation group is uniquely qualified to advise clients from all jurisdictions.

We understand the unique legal issues and challenges from different perspectives and bring this insight when delivering solutions through each stage of the fund lifecycle — from the design, structuring and formation of a fund to investor interactions, governance and ongoing management of the fund. We advise on the creation and structuring of various types of investment vehicles. These include funds relating to private equity, real estate, venture, infrastructure, emerging market and private debt.

Our multidisciplinary Fund Formation team includes specialists from all related practice areas, including corporate/commercial, capital markets, regulatory, tax and pensions, among others. Our collaborative approach allows us to bring our breadth of experience to our clients to deliver best-in-class service. Whether you're a Canadian investor seeking advice to structure and organize a new fund or a non-resident interested in entering the Canadian market, we have you covered. Our deep understanding of fund issues will be invaluable in assisting you with the formation of a fund and its success going forward.


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