Christopher Elson > Proskauer Rose LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Proskauer Rose LLP
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Work Department

Private Investment Funds


Chris is a partner in Proskauer’s Corporate Department and a member of its Private Funds Group.

Chris advises fund managers on fundraising and fund structuring across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth, venture capital and credit funds. He also advises sponsors on tailored liquidity solutions, internal governance, ongoing fund maintenance and compliance matters.

Chris has experience in management spin-outs as well as the structuring of carried interest and employee co-investment incentive plans. He also advises a number of institutional investors on secondary transactions and primary investments.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

(Rising stars)

Christopher ElsonProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP offers clients broad, deep expertise in the private funds space, with experience in acting for a range of GPs and LPs across private and growth equity, infrastructure, credit and renewable energy funds. The team’s expertise covers fund formation, fundraising and transactions; it is increasingly making a name for itself in the secondaries market, handling a steady stream of formations and transactions in this space including advising funds-of-funds and continuation funds. Jordan Hurwitz was promoted to partner in November 2021, joining the ‘outstanding’ Bruno Bertrand-Delfau as secondaries-focused partners in the team. Nigel van Zyl leads the ‘agile’ team and advises prominent clients on the establishment and management of funds. Edward Lee is noted for his focus on venture capital, while Peter Olds specialises in acting for infrastructure funds. The firm is well-known for its strength in funds matters in the United States, and London-based partners frequently collaborate with partners in the US. The group also boasts a strong bench of associates, with Christopher Elson picked out for his ‘calm demeanor, balanced views, network, and work ethic’.