Representative Experience

Representing quantitative equity long-short managers, including clients with regional and global focus, in a variety of fund formations, structurings and institutional investors’ operational and compliance matters.


Represented hedge fund managers in negotiations of seed capital, managed account, investment sub-advisory matters, and institutional and sovereign side letter agreements


Representing multi-substrategy manager on fund formation, investment structuring and regulatory matters related to fixed-income and insurance-linked instruments.

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  • Represents hedge fund manager regarding sale of its business to registered investment company complex and employment status in liquid alt portfolio manager position
  • Counseled automated (robo) advisers and FinTech space participants on business structuring and compliance with Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, ERISA and other regulatory requirements.
  • Representing Asia Alternatives in formation of commingled funds, separate accounts, co-investment vehicles and as registered investment adviser for U.S. and non-U.S. funds, and providing ERISA, U.S. and non-U.S. securities laws analysis and compliance advice.
  • Representing fund managers in connection with formation and maintenance of venture capital funds focused on oil and natural gas exploration and production, millennial strategies, “cool technologies,” and consumer products, among others.
  • Represented CHL Medical Partners regarding formation of four venture capital funds, including one Sharia-compliant fund.
  • Represented Schroders in connection with the formation of NCP Fund I (Delaware), L.P.; NCP Fund I (F&F), L.P.; and NCP Fund I (Bermuda), L.P.
  • Advised SVG Capital plc, a non-U.S. fund of institutional private equity funds that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, in formation and maintenance of private equity funds.

Practice Area Highlights

Pillsbury has received HFMWeek’s “Best Onshore Law Firm-Client Service” award several times. The award recognizes top U.S. hedge fund service providers that demonstrate exceptional customer service and innovative product development. 


The Investment Fund group’s Emerging Hedge Fund Manager program provides reasonable fixed-fee packaged launch solutions to small hedge fund startups and other startup benefits.