, head of Ropes & Gray's Hedge Funds practice, has extensive experience structuring and advising a wide range of hedge funds and other private funds. Recent fund formations include alternative multi-year incentive fee arrangements and innovative hybrid vehicles as well as more traditional hedge fund structures. Laurel also assists clients in creating profit-sharing and other compensation structures which provide appropriate incentives and succession strategies.
Laurel works with clients on a wide range of issues including trade structuring and compliance, meeting with regulators on behalf of clients, assisting with regulatory audits, obtaining exemptive and no-action relief from the SEC and helping develop compliance and internal control procedures as well as legal and risk management policies.
Representative Clients and Matters
- Laurel represents PIMCO's hedge fund platform, assisting them in forming such innovative products as their Tail Risk funds as well as providing continuing advice to their premier absolute return funds.
- Laurel represents an Asian focused equity long/short fund on a variety of formation, trading, structuring and compliance matters including restructuring the funds, managing counterparty arrangements and structuring investments in Asia.
- Laurel recently assisted Blackstone in redesigning their cutting edge hybrid private equity/hedge fund vehicle, Strategic Alliance Fund II, which seeds third party hedge fund managers.