Hedge Funds

Our lawyers have in-depth experience advising some of the largest and most innovative hedge funds in the United States and around the world. Working with our Equity Derivatives and Finance Groups, we have been at the forefront of innovation in the use of structured equity and structured finance techniques to create new hedge fund products.

In addition, our highly experienced broker-dealer practice provides us with in-depth knowledge of the day-to-day trading issues and any developing market trends that may impact hedge fund performance, including those relating to prime brokers.


  • Legal 500 – “Davis Polk’s first-rate reputation in the hedge funds space is supported by a notable roster of clients. As a leading practice, the team advises U.S. and non-U.S. funds, as well as managers, on matters ranging from registration, fund formation and structuring to spin-outs and seeding, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.” 

  • Chambers USA – Clients note: “Davis Polk 'devotes tremendous resources to being at the forefront of these matters,' adding that 'the partners are among the most prominent in their fields' and that 'they're supported by senior associates of a rare caliber.'"