Fundraising Structures and Assets


STRUCTURED PRODUCTS & DERIVATIVES

By taking a traditional security, such as a conventional investment-grade bond, and replacing the usual payment features with non-traditional payoffs derived not from the issuer’s own cash flow, but from the performance of one or more underlying assets. Structured products have become popular in Europe and are accessible to retail investors in the same way as stocks or bonds.

 

At lecocqassociate, we deliver expert regulatory advice on structured products, because these structured products are generally pre-packaged investment strategies based on derivatives, our professionals also offer advice and assistance on derivatives like single security, a basket of securities, options, indices, commodities, debt issuance and/or foreign currencies and swaps.

 

COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES, EXCHANGE TRADED FUNDS & EXCHANGE TRADED COMMODITIES

The lecocqassociate group offers a wide range of in-depth, legal and professional advisory services to clients interested and involved in collective investment schemes, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded commodities (ETCs).

 

Our services include the incorporation, structuring, restructuring and licensing of Swiss, Maltese, UAE (mainland Dubai and Free Zones, with a prime focus on the DIFC), Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and United States Collective Investment Schemes, Exchange Traded Funds and Exchange Traded Commodities, as well as drafting of investment management and investment advisory agreements, reviewing and advising on all service provider agreements, including but not limited to, prime brokerage agreements, ISDA, OSLA, custodian agreements and administration agreements. We also draft fund prospectuses, term sheets and all other related documents.

 

SECURITISATION VEHICLES

Our dedicated team at lecocqassociate is specialised in assisting in the structuring of securitisation vehicles.

 

SHARIAH-COMPLIANT PRODUCTS

At lecocqassociate, our team of professionals can advise and assist with interpreting and applying Islamic law in business and finance. We recognise the growth of Islamic finance globally and our diverse and dedicated team is able to so meet the needs of our clients.

 

Shariah-compliant funds are investment vehicles that operate according to Islamic principles. Such funds are prohibited from investing in any activities, either directly or indirectly, which are classified as haram; such as alcohol, tobacco, weapons, and gambling. Such funds also may not short sell or enter into interest-bearing instruments.

 

The lecocqassociate group can assist in preparing the documentation required to establish Shariah-compliant products in accordance with local rules and regulations. Our team is knowledgeable and creative and always ready to advise our clients on any Islamic finance and/or Shariah-compliant fund project.

 

DIGITAL ASSETS

The lecocqassociate group has been at the forefront of analysing the legal implications of blockchain technology and digital asset development from the beginning. Our experience combined with lecocqassociate’s strategically-placed offices in Malta and Switzerland, two jurisdictions that are at the forefront on regulating digital asset platforms and ICOs, puts us in an excellent position to advise clients on blockchain developments and cryptocurrency regulations. This process is creating exciting new business opportunities in this fast-evolving digital environment and the lecocqassociate group brings unrivalled expertise, working closely with these local regulatory entities, to ensure our client service is second to none.