Akin Gump is a leading global law firm with over 900 lawyers and professionals across 19 offices. The firm’s global investment management practice is a recognized leader in the representation of large institutional and entrepreneurial fund sponsors and managers in the formation of hedge, private equity, credit, real estate, energy and other types of funds. For more than 45 years, Akin Gump has helped clients navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges and provided commercially focused, innovative solutions to their evolving needs. Our practitioners have built one of the industry’s strongest practices focused on fund formation and ongoing operations—from fund structuring, fund management and investor relations to portfolio company representations—including transactions in emerging markets such as Asia, Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe and the Middle East. With offices in major financial centers across the world, our team draws support from related practices across the firm—including our corporate, tax, international trade, public law and policy, cross-border and regulatory/compliance teams. Our lawyers understand the local business issues as well as how to navigate the legal and political landscapes in emerging markets.