Christopher M. Wells is a Partner and head of the Hedge Funds Group. Chris advises hedge funds, funds of funds and other pooled investment vehicles and their managers on all aspects of fund formation, operations and compliance.
Chris was nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2012 for Hedge Funds, and was noted for being a "first-rate business lawyer, both technically and practically." He has also been named a Leading Lawyer in his field by US Legal 500 and recognized in The International Who’s Who in Private Funds Lawyers, the Best Lawyers in America and other publications.
Chris has organized on-shore and off-shore funds using a wide range of investment and trading strategies. He has been especially active in the formation of funds offered to investors in multiple jurisdictions, and in the development of tax-efficient management structures for U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers.
Chris is a frequent speaker at conferences on investment funds and money managers, and is the author of various articles.
Before joining Proskauer Rose in 2005, Chris was a partner at Coudert Brothers LLP, where he was head of the Global Investment Funds Practice and a member of the Executive Board.
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