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John (Sean) Finley

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John (Sean) Finley advises on private fund formation and various legal, compliance and operational matters related to the management and investment activities of private funds and their sponsors and advisers. He has assisted clients with the formation of numerous US and non-US investment funds, including hedge funds, hybrid funds, private equity funds, commodity pools and funds of funds. Sean forms and advises investment management companies in their sponsorship and management of investment funds. He also advises clients on SEC and CFTC compliance matters, distribution platforms and the negotiation and documentation of a wide variety of portfolio investments, trading relationships and strategic transactions (including asset manager M&A transactions, seeding arrangements, spin-outs and joint ventures). Sean was previously in‐house counsel with a prominent hedge fund.