Matt Cohen focuses on representation of institutional investors, particularly sovereign wealth funds, in connection with investments in private equity and other commingled vehicles, including buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, special opportunity, infrastructure, hedge and real estate funds, as well as secondary market purchases and divestments. Matt routinely assists clients with corporate structuring, compliance and governance issues, including the application of US anti-money laundering, sanctions and know-your-customer laws and regulations.

Matt spent a significant amount of time in the Middle East as a secondee to an Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund.  After the secondment, he provided advice to sovereign wealth funds in the region with respect to private equity and hedge fund investments and direct local investments.