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Christopher P. Lokken

Christopher Lokken is a partner and a member of the Asset Management and Investment Funds practice group. His practice focuses on the formation and operation of private investment funds and investment management firms, and counseling investment advisers on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters.

Chris has close to 25 years of experience advising clients on the structuring, formation, marketing and operation of private investment funds, feeder fund and managed account programs, and other alternative investment vehicles for investment advisers ranging from start-ups to global financial institutions. Chris also regularly assists alternative asset managers in structuring their investment advisory firms, SEC and CFTC registration, employee profit participation programs, and provides ongoing advice on a broad range of corporate, securities, derivatives, and regulatory matters. Chris also maintains a significant practice representing both fund managers and institutional financial firms in negotiating placement agency agreements.

Chris’ principal areas of practice include:

  • Private pooled investment fund formation across the liquidity spectrum, including hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, co-investment funds, multi-manager funds, funds of funds, and commodity pools 
  • Hedge fund and private equity feeder funds and feeder fund platforms
  • Managed account platforms
  • Fund restructurings and workouts
  • Individual managed accounts, single investor funds, and special purpose funds
  • Investment management company formation and restructuring, including the negotiation and drafting of organizational documents addressing management and control, revenue sharing arrangements, employee compensation plans, and succession issues
  • Placement agreements involving private funds and registered investment companies
  • Seed capital arrangements

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a partner in the Chicago office of another leading global law firm.

  • Recognized in IFLR1000 as a "Rising Star" for Investment Funds in the United States
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