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Proskauer Rose LLP

11 TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 969 3000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 969 2900
Email:
Web:
www.proskauer.com

Christopher Wells

Tel:
Work (212) 969-3600
Email:
Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

CORPORATE

Position

Christopher 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 has organized on-shore and off-shore funds using a wide range of investment and trading strategies. He has been 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 frequently speaks at conferences on investment funds and money managers, and has authored various articles.


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Proskauer Rose LLPprovides smart and reasonable advice, applying the law rather than just knowing it’. Practice head Christopher Wells (who is ‘a first-rate lawyer with excellent common sense’) advised Hong Kong-based MTI Management on forming MegaTrust Yangtze Fund, which aims to invest in Chinese A-shares, and Robert Leonard (who is ‘exceptional - he has good common sense and is clear-thinking, providing non-wordy documentation’) advised Red Cedar Management on launching a new long-short fund. Other names to note include Michael Mavrides, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable about the law and important developments impacting the industry’ (he works with Maxim Capital Group), and tax partner Amanda Nussbaum, who is ‘also a star - she is very useful for understanding new tax rules’. Other clients include Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Maverick Capital and Hosking Partners. All named lawyers are located in New York.

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