Mr Christopher D. Christian > Dechert LLP > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
ONE INTERNATIONAL PLACE
40TH FLOOR, 100 OLIVER STREET
BOSTON, MA 02110-2605
United States

Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management

Career

Christopher D. Christian advises U.S. and European asset managers and investment funds and their boards of directors, including U.S. registered funds, funds organized under the European Union directive on Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS), and funds organized in other jurisdictions offered on a private basis.

Mr. Christian’s practice has a significant international component. He advises offshore funds on compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements and routinely counsels European retail and institutional funds on organization, registration, corporate governance, and global distribution issues. He has assisted clients in coordinating offering advisory services and various types of investment funds in compliance with local law in jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin and South America.

Memberships

International Bar Association

Education

  • Brandeis University, B.A., 1995
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1998, cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Securities and Financial Regulation, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Investment fund formation and management > Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Dechert LLP‘s ‘practical and pragmatic‘ team is in ‘a class of its own when it comes to registered funds‘. The group is ‘able to handle a myriad of issues and can martial experts who know the law in various jurisdictions‘. Based in the New York office, Allison Fumai (‘a rock star‘ with ‘deep knowledge of the ETF industry‘), Richard HorowitzJeremy Senderowicz and Stuart Strauss provide ongoing advice to Morgan Stanley’s mutual and closed-end funds. In Washington DC, Robert Helm is ‘a true business consigliere‘, Douglas Dick is ‘thoughtful and pragmatic‘, and Thomas Bogle is ‘intelligent, astute and very responsive’; Brenden Carroll and Stephen Cohen are also key contacts. Boston-based John O’Hanlon advises a large mutual fund complex on regulatory issues and ETF launches. Stephanie CapistronChristopher Harvey, Geoffrey Kenyon and Christopher Christian are also key names in the Boston office. Harvey and Helm jointly lead the practice. Other clients include MainStay Funds and Deutsche Bank ETFs.