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Whitney A. Chatterjee

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Whitney Chatterjee is a member of the Firm’s Financial Services Groups and serves as co-head of the Investment Management sub-practice.  Her practice focuses on advising hedge fund managers, private equity funds and financial services companies on a wide variety of matters, including transactional, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance issues. Ms. Chatterjee has extensive experience providing advice regarding the Volcker Rule and the Investment Advisers Act. For further information on her practice, please visit S&C's website: 

United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

A perennial favourite for a vast array of financial services clients on many of their most pressing financial services regulation issues, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP displays an ‘unsurpassed breadth and depth’ of knowledge across standalone issues as well as regulatory-driven M&A activity in the industry. A ‘guru of the financial services regulation market’, Rodgin Cohen ‘shows no signs of slowing down’ and continues to be involved in many of the highest-profile financial services transactions in the market, including his work alongside Mitchell Eitel for First Horizon on its $2.2bn acquisition of Capital Bank Financial. Eitel also recently acted for NorthStar Asset Management Group on its $7bn all stock merger with NorthStar Realty Finance. The firm continues to cover the gamut of compliance and strategic work related to Dodd-Frank and in this regard, Whitney Chatterjee and Camille Orme have particular expertise advising foreign and domestic banks on Volcker Rule issues. The team has also been closely aligned to developments in the fintech sector where its client base includes both emerging entities as well as established banks looking to invest in start-ups in the sector. Recent highlights include advice in relation to the launch of Goldman Sachs Private Bank Select, a digital platform for making securities-based loans. Other recommended practitioners include Michael Wiseman, who is ‘vastly experienced’ across both standalone compliance matters and financial services M&A; Elizabeth Davy, who is noted for her anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions expertise; Mark Menting, who has an excellent track record for handling financial services M&A and capital raisings; and Jared Fishman. Clients include Bank of China, JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Barclays Bank.

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP handles a mix of regulatory and structuring work. Whitney Chatterjee advised Allianz Global Investors on its purchase of Sound Harbor Partners and advised Citadel on restructuring its management operations. Joseph Hearn is also a key contact, and Marc Trevino advises asset managers on executive compensation issues. Other clients include 40 North Management, Tudor Investment Corporation and York Capital Management. All named individuals are based in New York.

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Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Whitney Chatterjee advises Goldman Sachs on various matters, including, recently, its formation of Broad Street Real Estate Credit Partners. Joseph Hearn handles both fund formations and manager M&A deals. Clients for limited partner work include China Investment Corporation. Both named lawyers are based in New York.

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