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Shearman & Sterling LLP

599 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022-6069, USA
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Work +1 212 848 4000
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Fax +1 212 848 7179
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Web:
www.shearman.com

John (Sean) Finley

Tel:
Work +1 212 848 4346
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Web:
www.shearman.com/en/people/f/finley-john-w
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Work Department

Investment Funds

Position

Partner

Career

John (Sean) Finley has extensive experience advising on private fund formation as well as various legal, compliance and operational matters related to the management and investment activities of private funds and their sponsors and advisers. He assists clients with the formation of numerous US and non-US investment funds, including hedge funds, hybrid funds, private equity funds, commodity pools and funds of funds. He also forms and regularly advises numerous investment management companies in connection with their sponsorship and management of investment funds.

He also regularly advises clients on SEC and CFTC compliance matters and the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of portfolio investments, trading relationships and strategic transactions (including asset manager M&A transactions, seeding arrangements, spin-outs and joint ventures).

Sean was previously in-house counsel with a prominent hedge fund.

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., Editor-in-Chief, Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A.


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Shearman & Sterling LLP's 'highly professional' team is noted for its 'deep understanding of the business issues at hand'. Practice head Sean Finley ('intelligent, measured and thoughtful') advises start-up fund manager BlockTower Capital Advisors on formation and regulatory issues regarding investment in cryptocurrency assets. Of counsel Paul Schreiber continues to advise Shenkman Capital Management on regulatory matters. Other key names include Nathan Greene and of counsel Buddy Donohue. Additional clients for the New York-based group include Maverick Capital Management and TRG Management.

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