Christopher D. Christian is a partner in Dechert’s Financial Services Practice Group. He advises U.S. and European asset managers and investment funds and their boards of directors, including U.S. registered funds, funds organized under the European Union directive on Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS), and funds organized in other jurisdictions offered on a private basis.
Mr. Christian’s practice has a significant international component. He advises offshore funds on compliance with U.S. regulatory requirements and routinely counsels European retail and institutional funds on organization, registration, corporate governance, and global distribution issues. He has assisted clients in coordinating offering advisory services and various types of investment funds in compliance with local law in jurisdictions in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin and South America.
Mr. Christian is the architect of Dechert’s World Compass, an innovative marketing compliance subscription service that offers investment firms advice in more than 100 jurisdictions. He is the former Chair of the International Bar Association’s Investment Funds Committee. He has spent considerable time working in Dechert’s London office and is a frequent conference speaker.
Mr. Christian graduated from Brandeis University (B.A., 1995), The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1998) and Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation, 1999). He is a member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts Bars.