Milestone is a boutique international tax practice established in Mayfair, London.

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International Investment Funds

If your advisers can only take you so far

If you represent a hedge fund, an open or closed ended fund, you may have found yourself struggling to piece together the tax puzzle.

Your goal is to minimise tax leakage and maximise the internal rates of return but as each investment and jurisdiction differs so wildly, it’s not that easy to achieve.

How do you know which jurisdiction or structure is best?

How do you structure your performance and management fees?

What are the tax implications of listing on a public exchange?

With so few firms having the necessary expertise to handle tax on a truly international level, many of our clients had these same challenges.

Our response is always to start with a top-down approach, paying particular attention to the investor profile and asset class, structuring each investment accordingly.

But we don’t just advise, we handle all the implementation too. Drafting key fund documents and contracts. Leaving no stone unturned and nothing to chance.

Some recent case studies include:

  • Creating the structure for an international art trading fund, providing off-market trading, hedging, portfolio management and custodial services
  • Advising on the £100mn AIM listing of German real estate fund
  • Enabling an off-shore art trading fund to do business with American art galleries without risk of exposure to US withholding tax

If your advisory team would benefit from in-depth international tax expertise, please talk to us to find out more about what we can bring to your fund.