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William D Kerr

William D Kerr
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Who's Who Legal Private Funds: Formation

Bill Kerr is a partner in the Chicago office, co-leader of Sidley’s global investment funds, advisers and derivatives group and a member of the firm’s executive committee. He represents clients in securities and derivatives-related corporate and regulatory matters, including organisation and operation of US and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, real estate funds and private equity funds; organisation, operation and acquisition of investment advisers; commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors; fund restructurings and structured products; and derivatives documentation and regulation.

Representative transactions include: manager and fund start ups, stock exchange listed funds, redomiciliations of funds, hybrid funds, feeder fund and managed account platforms, seed capital investments in advisers and funds, fund derivatives, and manager acquisitions and joint ventures.

Bill received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1983 and his BA (cum laude) from Yale University in 1980. He is admitted in Illinois and New York.

WWL says: William Kerr is “extremely well-versed and knowledgeable about the market”.

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