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With more than 12 years of experience, Harmen Wielens advises fund managers, investment firms, pension funds, and their service providers on a range of financial regulatory and contractual topics. His main areas of focus are fund formations; financial regulation such as Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITSD), and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II); investment management; and outsourcing.

As a member of the Fund Structuring & Fund Services team, Harmen provides clients with fully integrated legal, tax, and regulatory advice regarding fund formation, fund reviews, fund M&A, fund litigation, investment joint ventures, and investment management.

He also has broad experience counseling clients on (pension fund) mandates, outsourcing arrangements, and applicable rules and regulations. Harmen has worked on a number of license applications for fund managers and investment firms and advises on the continuing obligations applicable to them.


  • Climate Fund Managers announces first close of CI2, its second global climate fund, at $675 millionJones Day represented Climate Fund Managers (CFM) with the structuring, establishment, fund raising and first closing of the new fund, CI2 Construction Equity Fund, that invests in water, sanitation and oceans infrastructure projects in Africa, South and South East Asia, and Latin America.
  • Greystar announces €725 million close for flagship pan-European closed-end value-add residential strategyJones Day advised Greystar Europe Investment Management B.V., a subsidiary of Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, on the closing of €725 million in equity commitments into its flagship pan-European value-add discretionary vehicle.
  • Gilde Healthcare V raises €416 million for its venture and growth capital fundJones Day represented Gilde Healthcare in connection with the establishment of Gilde Healthcare V, a venture & growth capital fund that invests in digital and home health, medtech, diagnostics, research tools and instruments, and therapeutics.
  • ARA Asset Management acquires majority stake in Venn PartnersJones Day represented ARA Asset Management Limited ("ARA"), an Asian real estate fund management company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in Venn Partners LLP, a specialist investment manager in European real estate private debt.
  • Exporo makes market entry into NetherlandsJones Day advised Exporo AG, a German FinTech company specializing in crowd-investments and blockchain-based real estate (re)financings, as regards Dutch and German law in connection with Exporo's initial offering of a token-based bond issue in the Netherlands and establishing its real estate investment business in the Netherlands.
  • Amvest acquires 1,352 high-quality homes for Amvest Residential Core FundJones Day advised Amvest Residential Core Fund in its acquisition of 1,352 high-quality homes, spread over a number of economically strong regions.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties for €870 millionJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties valued at €870 million.