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Overview

As hedge funds respond to constantly changing economic and regulatory environments, they need lawyers with the combination of technical legal skills, extensive industry experience and deep knowledge of industry practice that Proskauer offers. Our global Hedge Funds Group has broad experience in advising hedge fund managers, funds of funds and other institutional as well as individual investors on a variety of matters, including fund structuring and formation, seed investments, management company matters, investment adviser registration and compliance, portfolio management, regulatory examinations, litigation and complex restructurings and other corporate transactions.

The group is part of our larger, globally renowned Private Investment Funds Group, which comprises more than 100 lawyers worldwide. The Private Investment Funds Group, in turn, has extensive experience across the universe of hedge funds and funds of funds, both U.S. and non-U.S., employing all types of structures and all types of investment strategies.

Our team has earned acclaim from Chambers (USA and Global editions), The Legal 500 United States and other leading legal publications. Clients note that “They live and breathe this work. They have unmatched experience. I love their strategizing on lawsuits – their approach is so practical.”

Team members are frequent speakers at conferences, seminars and workshops, and authors of numerous articles and alerts.

Areas of focus

  • Structuring and formation of hedge funds, funds of funds and hybrid funds
  • Seed and anchor capital investments and other strategic arrangements
  • Negotiations with investors, trading counterparties and service providers
  • Customized investor vehicles and separately managed accounts
  • Management company structuring and formation
  • Employment arrangements, talent retention and succession planning
  • Registration and compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and Financial Conduct Authority
  • Regulatory filings, including Forms ADV, PF, CPO-PQR and 13D, F, G and H, and Treasury and Bureau of Economic Analysis forms
  • Investment and trading activities
  • Regulatory examinations, investigations and other proceedings
  • Restructurings, workouts, investment adviser mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions
  • Disputes and litigation
  • Tax and ERISA