Investment Funds


ELP’s Investment Funds practice provides bespoke and innovative solutions to a diverse range of clients in the investment funds industry. Our expertise extends to alternative investment funds and mutual funds registered with SEBI, as well as funds operating in the IFSCA within GIFT City. Additionally, we assist managers of alternative investment funds, foreign funds (including sovereign and pension funds) seeking opportunities in the Indian market, family offices, and placement agents.

With a versatile approach that spans various sectors and market stages, our practice excels in delivering strategic insights and support across the following areas: infrastructure, real estate, financial services, private equity, venture capital, venture debt, distressed assets, and listed equities.


Drafting Fund Documents

We prepare fund documents such as private placement memorandums, trust deeds, investment management agreements and contribution agreements for our fund clients. These documents are usually prepared at the time of applying to a regulator for registration. Our work also extends to modifying these fund documents during the tenure of the fund, based on business contingencies and after obtaining the approval of all stakeholders.

Obtaining a Certificate of Registration

Our team provides comprehensive assistance to our clients in registering with regulatory authorities including Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) or the International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) as an AIF or an FME. As part of this process, we not only prepare all the required fund documents but also meticulously handle the preparation of all necessary documents for the registration application.

Structing of investments

We advise our clients on best avenues for investing in India through funds and setting up of investment platforms for Indian investments.


We offer expert advisory services in structuring co-investment arrangements and, if required, assist in obtaining a Co-Investment Portfolio Manager’s license from SEBI.


Our dedicated litigation team provides invaluable support to clients regarding legal matters arising from Fund regulations, offering comprehensive assistance in commercial litigation or arbitration cases. Typical disputes include key person events, change or removal of the investment manager, and payment of placement fees.

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