Shaun Reader

Partner

Reader, Shaun

Recognized by Legal 500 USA for his investment fund formation and management expertise, Shaun Reader advises funds, fund managers and investors on the international and domestic legal aspects of professional investment management. He is particularly attuned to the unique requirements and concerns relevant to sovereign wealth funds and other state clients.

Investment Funds

Mr. Reader's extensive experience includes screening, structuring and forming investment funds, including those related to sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds in the United States and around the globe.

Financial institutions, investment managers, family offices, high-net worth individuals and funds value his breadth of experience, from fund formation through investment management.

He has conducted regular due diligence on potential investments into alternative investment vehicles and advised on and negotiated the terms, rights and obligations for investments in, and the operation and management of, investment funds from the perspective of both investors and managers. Mr. Reader also develops structural solutions and other arrangements to accommodate various business, legal, tax and regulatory considerations.

Sovereign Wealth Funds

Mr. Reader is notable for his success in negotiating substantial investments on behalf of sovereign wealth funds to accommodate their specific legal, tax and legislative needs. He also advises sovereign clients on the application of the Santiago Principles, on the establishment of governance structures for their investment management operations, and to address ongoing compliance for tax and regulatory considerations.

Securities and Regulatory

Mr. Reader's practice features in-depth knowledge of the major international securities and regulatory regimes applicable to investment managers and fund sponsors. These include the U.S. Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Bank Holding Company Act and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in addition to the securities laws and private placement regimes in numerous jurisdictions around the world.

Recognized by Legal 500 USA for his investment fund formation and management expertise, Shaun Reader advises funds, fund managers and investors on the international and domestic legal aspects of professional investment management. He is particularly attuned to the unique requirements and concerns relevant to sovereign wealth funds and other state clients.

Languages

English

Spanish

Awards

M&A Advisor – 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award, 2015

Legal 500 USA – highly recommended for Investment Fund Formation and Management