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Latham & Watkins LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022-4834
United States

Work Department

Matthew J. Chase is counsel in the firm’s New York office and is a member of the Corporate Department.  He is also a member of the firm's Investment Funds practice group. Mr. Chase's practice focuses on private equity and investment fund formation, investment structuring and related transactions.  He regularly advises fund sponsors in the organization, negotiation and operation of US and global investment funds, including buyout, infrastructure, energy, distressed asset and other funds.  Mr. Chase's practice includes the structuring and negotiation of fund agreements, co-investment arrangements and internal sponsor arrangements, the ongoing representation of fund and joint venture entities and their portfolio companies and advising on the acquisition of investment managers, as well as general corporate transactional and governance matters.  He also advises sponsors of private investment funds on registration and compliance matters under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.


Corporate Counsel


Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital)

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Matthew Chase

Latham & Watkins LLP

Noted for its ‘deep expertise and insights into the fund formation and private equity business‘, Latham & Watkins LLP handles a broad range of fund formation mandates, with energy-focused funds being a particular sweet spot. In New York, Andrea Schwartzman handled the formation of Searchlight Opportunities Fund via a hybrid structure of debt investments and equity-related securities; in another matter, Kathleen Walsh and Matthew Chase assisted Onex Partners Manager with forming its fifth large cap private equity fund, which raised $7.2bn in commitments. In Washington DC, Barton Clark advised Juniper Capital Partners on forming Juniper Capital III, a fund investing in the oil and gas space. Another key figure is Nadia Sager, who splits her time between the San Diego and Los Angeles offices.