Investment Management

Davis Polk is prominent in advising on the formation, operation and regulation of public and private funds. The more than 50 dedicated lawyers in our Investment Management Group (IMG) regularly advise a broad range of funds, investors and advisers, including many of the largest and most active private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and private funds of funds, as well as numerous registered investment vehicles.

Our lawyers are known throughout the sector for the highly sophisticated advice they render in structuring and registration matters for U.S. and non-U.S. funds and advisers. In addition, few firms, if any, can match our experience in dealing with the SEC to provide our clients with creative solutions to their regulatory and compliance issues.


  • Clients say: “As a team they work very closely together and with the various departments of the firm.” “They are very practical, and have hands-on knowledge of issues.” – Chambers USA 2013

  • Davis Polk’s investment funds practice delivers ‘smart, sophisticated advice’ to a high-end clientele. – Legal 500 U.S. 2013

  • 6th "Most Active Law Firm" in Private Equity Fund Formation – 2012 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst