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Expert Guidance For Managing The Legal Requirements Of Private Funds


EAGAN, Minn., – The global financial crisis has focused attention on private funds - particularly hedge funds - and it is now more important than ever that private funds and their advisers comply with a myriad of legal requirements.

Advising Private Funds: A Comprehensive Guide to Representing Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds and their Advisers, published by West, provides a straight forward discussion of all the major legal, compliance, regulatory and tax issues faced by funds and their advisers. The treatise was written by Nora Jordan, Yukako Kawata and Leor Landa - attorneys at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

Advising Private Funds covers the full spectrum of issues faced by investment management lawyers, including structuring, compliance, taxation, manager compensation and exit strategies.
“Investment management attorneys and compliance professionals constantly field questions regarding the requirements of various statutes and rules applicable to them,” said Yukako Kawata, co-author and partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell. “Advising Private Funds provides clear and concise explanations of those requirements and practical guidance as to how to comply with them when interpretation is required.”

The treatise is available on the West website at

Note to editors: A Westcast podcast is available featuring insight from Yukako Kawata and Leor Landa at

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