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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

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Shaun Reader

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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

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Investment Management


Mr. Reader is a partner in the Investment Management group. He concentrates on the international and domestic legal aspects of professional investment management. He regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions, investment managers, family offices and high-net worth clients on their investment activities around the world.

Mr. Reader represents sovereign clients and often negotiates substantial investments on behalf of sovereign wealth funds to accommodate their specific legal, tax and legislative needs. He also advises sovereign clients on the particular tax and other regulatory concerns to create efficiency and address on-going compliance.

Mr. Reader’s practice includes distinctive, in-depth knowledge of the major international securities and regulatory regimes applicable to investment managers and fund sponsors, including U.S. Securities, Investment Adviser and Investment Company regulation and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Mr. Reader’s extensive experience includes screening, structuring and forming investment funds, including those related to sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds in the United States and around the globe; conducting due diligence on potential investments into alternative investment vehicles; advising on and negotiating the terms, rights and obligations relating to investments in and the operation and management of investment funds from both an investor perspective and an investment manager perspective; and developing structural solutions and other arrangements to accommodate various business, legal, tax and regulatory considerations.


English; Spanish


New York State Bar Association; American Bar Association


Fordham University School of Law, J.D.; Arizona State University, B.S., cum laude

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP's team is 'very knowledgeable and professional', and has been kept busy advising fund investors and sponsors on fund formation, launches and regulatory matters, among other areas. Carl Ruggiero continues to advise Merrill Lynch on the compliance and operation of a number of feeder funds, while Shaun Reader handled the formation and launch of the i80 Fund, an open-ended fund focusing on investment in loans; the fund has a $100m target. Sovereign wealth funds are another area of strength for the firm. Other clients include Brevet Capital Management, United Gulf Bank, Livingston Securities and HBM Partners. The team is located in New York.

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