What We Do
Nutter provides a broad range of legal services to hedge funds and other types of alternative investment funds, mutual funds (including money market funds), commodity pools, bank-sponsored funds, such as bank collective investment funds, and their investment managers.
We have advised clients with respect to all U.S. legal aspects of onshore and offshore private and offshore fund formation matters. Among other things, we have advised clients with respect to all U.S. aspects of post-formation legal matters, including Investment Company Act compliance matters (including money market fund/Rule 2a-7 compliance), 1934 Act compliance matters (Schedules 13D and 13G; Form 13F; Forms 3, 4, 5), Commodity Exchange Act compliance, and OCC compliance (primarily with respect to bank collective investment funds). We also have negotiated on behalf of our clients key fund transactions, such as derivatives (ISDA), securities lending and repurchase agreement documentation, as well as custody and distribution arrangements.
In addition to the U.S., we have with the assistance of foreign counsel organized funds in many offshore fund jurisdictions, including Luxembourg, Ireland, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Dutch Antilles, Bermuda, France, England, Australia and Taiwan. We also have advised clients with respect to sales initiatives directed to investors in most European, Asian, Middle Eastern and South American countries.
Who We Represent
We represent U.S. mutual funds and their independent directors as well as sponsors of U.S. and offshore hedge funds and other types of collective funds.