Recent representative examples of Mr. Phipps's representations include:

Fund Formation/Managed Accounts

  • Represented a venture capital firm in connection with formation of its first India-focused venture capital fund
  • Represented a leading global credit manager in connection with bespoke separate account mandate
  • Represent numerous hedge fund managers in the formation of long-short equity funds, global macro funds, managed futures funds, funds using quantitative strategies, value-oriented funds, distressed debt funds, and funds employing various other strategies
  • Represented a US financial institution in connection with the restructuring of a legacy long-short equity fund and the formation of a parallel fund
  • Represented a leading real estate fund sponsor in connection with the launch of public markets open-end fund
  • Represented an Non-US banking institution in connection with private equity fund investing in private companies globally
  • Represented an established manager-of-managers in connection with the formation of a fund of hedge funds

Management Company Structuring and M&A

  • Represented a global financial services firm in connection with the acquisition of a number of independent investment advisers
  • Represented a US financial institution in connection with the acquisition of a hedge fund manager and related management company restructuring
  • Represented a leading real estate fund sponsor in connection with buy-out of minority management company interest holders and related restructuring
  • Represented a seed investor in connection with various seed investments in private funds and in negotiating management company stakes, capacity and other rights
  • Represented a global macro investment team in connection with its lift-out from a proprietary trading firm

Representation of fund managers, intermediaries and others in connection with regulatory examinations and contested matters in front of the SEC, the NFA and various state regulatory authorities.