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Dechert LLP

160 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, EC4V 4QQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7184 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 7184 7001
DX:
30 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Web:
www.dechert.com

Gus Black

Tel:
Work 020 7184 7380
Email:
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Financial services and investment management.

Position

Gus Black focuses his practice on investment funds (emphasising private equity, debt, hedge and real estate); establishing and restructuring international asset management businesses, corporate and commercial transactions in the asset management sector and general UK financial services regulation. In the sphere of private fund formation, Mr Black has advised sponsors and cornerstone investors on the structuring, re-structuring, formation and investment of numerous funds and other co-investment structures.

Career

Partner 2009. Publications of note: 'Law and Regulation of Investment Management' (Private Equity Funds chapter, Sweet & Maxwell); 'European Lawyer Reference Series on Hedge Funds' (UK Chapter).

Education

University of Cambridge (1997 MA); College of Law, Guildford (LPC).


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Partnership

Dechert LLP's 'extremely good' team is noted for its 'proactive' approach to partnership matters including structuring, formation, dissolution, disputed removals, breaches of good faith, enforcement of post-termination restrictions, in addition to tax and regulatory work. The group is predominantly instructed by clients in the financial services and investment funds space. The 'astute' Jason Butwick who stands out for providing 'accessible' and 'commercial' advice, leads the practice. Employment lawyer Charles Wynn-Evans acts for a wide range of LLPs and LLP members engaged in partnership disputes. Co-head of the global financial services group, Gus Black has particular expertise in the establishment of LLP and LP structures and negotiating LLP and LP agreements for asset management businesses.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Dechert LLP 'has a solid practice with capabilities across many areas of private funds'. Debt funds are a particular area of strength; the practice is often called on to handles complex European regulatory issues and matters at the crossover of hedge and private funds. The 'brilliantly commercial' Gus Black  is 'a total star of the credit fund formation space'. Other key figures include Christopher Gardner, who is 'an established and high-performing private equity and private credit partner'; Stuart Martin, who is 'a key name in the funds community, with a growing credit funds practice'; and Abigail Bell. Clients include Cheyne Capital, Columna Capital and Gemcorp Capital.

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