Event 21 Sep. 2022
Kalidou Gadio Speaks at AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit
News 09 Sep. 2022
France’s Cour de Cassation Confirms Set Aside of EUR 452 Million Award Previously Issued Against Libya
Client Alert 20 Sep. 2022
Unexpected Events from Covid to Supply Chain Disruption: Implications for US Contract, Securities and Antitrust Law
Client Alert 29 Jun. 2022
Discovery, Jurisdiction and Service: Changes in U.S. Law and Implications for Japanese Companies
News 28 Sep. 2022
Simon Batifort Quoted by GAR on Proposed Regulations of Third-Party Funding in Europe
Client Alert 27 Sep. 2022
UNCITRAL Working Group III: An Update on Certain Key Issues in ISDS Reform
News 06 Oct. 2022
María Paulina Santacruz and Sara Lucía Dangón to Speak about Blockchain and Digital Assets Regulation at Industry Event
News 23 Sep. 2022
Curtis Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 (2023)
News 27 Sep. 2022
Curtis Boosts Riyadh Office with New Corporate Partner Stuart Davies
News 16 Aug. 2022
Curtis Delivers More Firsts for the Government of Oman in its Defense Against U.S. Trade Measures
News 30 Sep. 2022
Jason Wright Wins Small Company Turnaround/Transaction Award at TMA Annual Conference
News 21 Sep. 2022
U.S. Department of State Presents Fulbright Specialist Award to Charles Howland for Project in Uzbekistan
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 20 Jul. 2022
The EU Undertakes Fundamental Reform of the Legal Basis for Sanctions Enforcement
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021) — U.S. Insight
P +1 212 696 6062
F +1 917 368 7362
Recognized by Legal 500 USA, Shaun Reader advises funds, fund managers and investors on all U.S. and non-U.S. legal and regulatory aspects of investment fund formation and professional investment management. He is particularly attuned to the unique requirements and concerns relevant to the formation and governance of sovereign wealth funds and other state clients.
Mr. Reader’s extensive experience includes assisting sovereign wealth funds throughout the investment cycle, from the formation, development and establishment of a nation’s sovereign wealth fund to all stages of its investment activities. His experience working with the sovereign wealth funds in various jurisdictions provides useful insights on best practices tailored to the unique circumstances facing sovereign wealth funds. During the development stage, Mr. Reader regularly advises governments and central banks on their plans to form a sovereign wealth fund, including drafting or commenting on the establishing legislation; organizing the governance and reporting structures for its investment management operations; addressing tax and regulatory considerations; and developing the mandate and asset protection systems, all in light of their application of the Santiago Principles. Mr. Reader often presents his perspective at seminars, trainings and conferences around the globe, regularly working with the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (the “IFSWF”) on workshops and specific topics targeted toward IFSWF members.
Mr. Reader also regularly represents investment managers in the private sector, screening, structuring and forming investment funds, including those related to private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and venture capital funds formed in, and regulated under the laws of, the United States as well as non-U.S. jurisdictions. Financial institutions, investment managers, family offices, high-net-worth individuals and funds value his breadth of experience in fund formation and structuring and throughout the life cycle of a fund and all stages of its investment management.
He has conducted regular due diligence on potential investments into alternative investment vehicles and advised on and negotiating 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.
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.
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 U.S. securities, investment adviser, investment company, foreign direct investment and foreign corrupt practices regulations, and the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), in addition to the securities law, private placement regimes and foreign direct investment regulations in numerous jurisdictions around the world.
News 12 Jun. 2020
Legal 500 USA Recognizes Curtis Practices and Attorneys in 2020 Edition
Client Alert 05 May. 2020
U.S. Insight: Main Street Lending Program offers additional financial support to small and mid-sized business affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
M&A Advisor – 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award, 2015
Legal 500 USA – recommended for Investment Fund Formation and Management
"Very experienced in advising on fund formation mandates"
Legal 500 USA 2020