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Amanda N. Persaud

Amanda N. Persaud

Ropes and Gray LLP

New York, NY, USA


Amanda N. Persaud is Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz in the Corporate Department.  Ms. Persaud is head of the private fund formation practice where she focuses on the organization, fund raising and operation of U.S. and international private investment funds, including private equity funds, hedge funds, fund-of-funds, secondary funds and other alternative asset classes such as real estate, special situations, mezzanine/distressed debt and “hybrid funds.”

Ms. Persaud has led numerous fund raises for prominent registered and unregistered U.S. and international sponsors.  She has significant experience advising sponsors in structuring and reorganizing private investment funds as well as assisting sponsors with their internal economic arrangements.  Ms. Persaud has negotiated and structured spin-outs of, strategic investments in, and sales of, alternative asset management businesses and regularly provides fund-related advice with respect to portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.  She has worked with a variety of investors such as foreign governments, endowments, foundations, pension funds, charitable organizations and other institutional investors. 

Ms. Persaud has been listed as a leading private funds lawyer in Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers and Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Lawyers and Expert Guide to Women in Business.

Ms. Persaud’s many speaking engagements have included serving on panels at International Bar Association conferences on private investment funds and private equity investments, Association of the Bar of the City of New York conferences on private investment funds and private equity, Practicing Law Institute private equity conferences, various industry forums and Wachtell Lipton client seminars.

Ms. Persaud’s many publications include Private Equity’s Pixie Dust: Carried Interest Arrangements Sixteenth Annual Private Equity Forum (PLI) 2015, a chapter on private equity funds in Investment Adviser Regulation (PLI 2009-2015), Private Funds – Recent SEC Enforcement Activity Fifteenth Annual Private Equity Forum (PLI) June 30 – July 1, 2014; 2013 Private Equity Year in Review The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation January 2014; Recent Regulatory Developments Affecting Private Equity Funds:  what it Means for Sponsors in Fourteenth Annual Private Equity Forum 2013; Chapters entitled Private Equity Funds: Legal Analysis of Structural, ERISA, Securities and Other Regulatory Issues in Investment Adviser Regulation (PLI, 3rd ed.) and Financial Product Fundamentals (PLI 2nd ed.).

Ms. Persaud is a member of the International Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, including as a member of the Committee on Private Investment Funds, and New York State Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York and a member of the Advisory Board of Third Way Capital Markets Initiative.  Ms. Persaud is admitted to practice in the State of New York. 

Ms. Persaud received her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Amanda N. Persaud is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms - Eighteenth Annual Private Equity Forum, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Private Equity Carried Interest Arrangements: A Business Perspective - Eighteenth Annual Private Equity Forum, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms - General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms - General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms - General Partner Arrangements: Structure and Terms, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Eighteenth Annual Private Equity Forum, Monday, July 17, 2017, New York, NY
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Private Equity Funds: Legal Analysis of Structural, ERISA, Securities and Other Regulatory Issues - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law, Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Private Equity Funds and Advisers: Structural Features; Tax and Regulatory Considerations; and Other Issues, Trends, and Future Challenges - Financial Product Fundamentals: Law, Business, Compliance (2nd Edition), Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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