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Christopher Hilditch

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Christopher Hilditch is a partner in the Investment Management Group and co-head and co-founding partner of the London office. With over 20 years of experience advising many of the highest profile hedge funds, Chris focuses his practice on entrepreneurial and institutional investment managers, other financial services firms and investment funds, especially hedge funds, hybrid funds, co-investment funds and distressed funds. He provides practical and strategic advice on the structuring and operation of funds and investment managers, including fundraising, investor issues, investment transactions and financing as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

In addition to The Legal 500 UK, Chris is listed as a leading funds lawyer in Chambers UK, Chambers EuropeChambers GlobalThe Expert Guide to the Best of the Best (which named him as one of the top 25 funds lawyers worldwide), Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law LawyersIFLR1000PLC Cross-Border Investment Funds HandbookWho’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers and Who’s Who of Professionals. Chris received an “Outstanding Contribution” award for his services to the hedge fund industry at The Hedge Fund Journal Awards. Chris was invited to participate in the UK Financial Services Authority’s Legal Experts Group in respect of AIFMD and has been an active participant on various AIMA and other industry committees on matters relating to the hedge fund industry. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and seminars, including invitation-only conferences for clients of prime brokers and other industry participants. He has also written widely on a wide range of hedge fund and regulatory topics, authored a chapter on “Conflicts of Interest” in Investment Management, Law and Practice, published by Oxford University Press, and co-authored a chapter on “United Kingdom Considerations” in Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation, published by ALM Law Journal Press. Chris holds an MA (Honours) degree from Oxford University.


College of Law, Guildford; Pembroke College, Oxford University, MA, Honours.

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Christopher Hilditch - Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP

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Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP handles a range of hedge fund launches, many of which using traditional Cayman Island structures, and also advises fund managers on spin-outs and on day-to-day operational issues. Christopher Hilditch, who 'is prepared to offer practical solutions to issues rather than just stating the law', advised Cantab Capital Partners on forming a new master-feeder hedge fund, the client's first since its acquisition by GAM in 2016, and separately advised Orchard Global Asset Management on creating a new structure with Cayman and Delaware feeders. Josh Dambacher advised Cevian Capital on a capital-raising, including negotiating side letters with sovereign wealth funds, and separately advised Lancaster Investment Management on the launch of a new structure to be managed by a team led by a new hire from Greenlight Capital. Cathy Weist is also recommended, as are Nick Fagge and Anna Maleva-Otto, for tax and regulatory issues respectively. Other clients include Marshall Wace, which the team advised on launching several sub-funds to its Irish and Delaware funds, and Securis Investment Partners, which the team advised on a hurricane-related risk insurance fund. Also in the insurance space, Hilditch also advised Credit Suisse ILS on structuring a hybrid fund, structured as a segregated portfolio of a Cayman company, investing in reinsurance in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose.

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