John’s practice is focused on representing asset managers and their affiliates on regulatory, compliance and transactional matters.
John represents U.S. and non-U.S. investment advisers as well as mutual funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, bank-managed collective investment funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds. He also represents the independent directors to mutual funds. He regularly interfaces with U.S. regulators on a broad range of matters, including exemptive order applications, no-action letters, registration statements and examination inquiries.
Clients benefit greatly from John’s significant experience with onshore and offshore money market funds and other types of cash management products. He negotiates on behalf of his clients’ derivatives (ISDA), securities lending and repurchase agreement documentation, as well as custody and distribution arrangements. He also assists asset managers and fund sponsors in organizing and operating U.S. and non-U.S. collective investment vehicles, including registered/publicly offered mutual funds, commodity pools and hedge funds organized in the Luxembourg, Ireland, Australia, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, and many other offshore jurisdictions. Over his career, John has also interacted extensively with non-U.S. regulators.
Previously, John was the general counsel and chief compliance officer of IXIS Asset Management Global Associates (now Natixis Global Associates) and was responsible for all legal and compliance matters of that firm’s investment advisers, investment funds and distribution companies organized in Luxembourg, Ireland and Australia, as well as its subsidiaries and branches located in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.