Find Lawyers in Barcelona, Spain for Investment Funds
Practice Area Overview
There are different kinds of investment funds. On one hand, there are funds focused on retail investors and others that are considered as an alternative investment. On the other hand, other alternative investment funds include entities such as hedge funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds.
The rules governing the financial markets aim to efficiently channel savings into productive investment, ensuring market stability and investor protection, so that a balanced growth that contributes to job creation is achieved.
The recent financial crisis has highlighted serious shortcomings in the systems of financial supervision and there has been a loss in confidence in the financial market, hence new legislation has been needed to strengthen monitoring systems and protection of private citizens to restore that confidence.
In practice, managing an investment fund not only involves making financial management, but can also entail advice on business and professional management that allows the creation, development, or maintenance of business.
Therefore, the intervention of investment funds in certain sectors can assume, on the one hand, the provision of financing needed for that businesses, and on the other hand, participation in the activity of these companies by qualified professionals that can improve their management through the contribution of their knowledge and experience, consequently improving their efficiency.
Investment funds provide an opportunity for small and medium investors to participate in the capital markets with counseling that is available to major investors.
Depending on the risk and return to be obtained, there are different types of investment funds, being able to choose between lower risk funds offering lower returns or other riskier, which offer higher returns.
However, there is the possibility of contracting additional services to mitigate risk while investing in a risky fund, which may be an alternative for families and traditional savers.
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Toni Barios is partner of Cases & Lacambra. He leads the Finance practice inside the financial services group. He advices financial institutions and companies in all sorts of financing and debt-restructuring transactions, bilateral and syndicated, national and cross-border, including structured finance, corporate and acquisition finance, project finance (real estate, energy and infrastructures) and in the structuring and granting of guarantees. His practice includes the advice to financia...
Miguel Cases is the co-managing partner of Cases&Lacambra. He leads Banking & Finance Group of the Firm and is qualified to practice both in Spain and the Principality of Andorra. He has extensive experience advising credit institutions and investment services firms, acting regularly as the key legal counsel for major national and international financial institutions, public administrations and both public and private investment funds in the structuring of financial transactions, deri...
Lawyer specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), private funds, sustainable investments (SRI), venture capital, private equity, corporate transactions, corporate restructurings, distressed M&A, corporate law and corporate finance law. More than 10 years of experience as an active lawyer, more than 50 M&A transactions advised, including international and national deals and provided advice regarding the creation of several investment funds. Member of the Barcelona Bar Associati...
Practice Areas Corporate. Felipe specialises in Corporate and Finance Law, especially in M&A transactions, the restructuring of businesses and business groups, project finance, corporate law, commercial contracts, private equity and capital market transactions. Career Felipe Ramírez joined Pérez-Llorca in 2012. In 2019 he went on secondment to the London-based firm Stephenson Harwood. Professional Memberships The Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) Education Master’s degr...
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