|Drew G.L. Chapman|
|Occupation||Partner and the chair of the alternative asset management practice group|
|Employer||DLA Piper US|
Drew G.L. Chapman is a partner and the chair of the alternative asset management practice group of DLA Piper US LLP.
He is the author of items including "Proposed New Custody Rules for Registered Investment Advisors," Private Investment Forum, 3d Quarter 2002 and "Side-by-Side vs. Master-Feeder Structure," Private Investment Forum, 4th Quarter 2003."
Chapman has expertise in complex fund formation and structures, regulatory and compliance matters, and in assisting asset management firms, particularly those with transaction-oriented strategies such as multi-strategy, activist, emerging market and distressed debt in executing their investment strategies. He also has experience with fund structures in the international and cross-border context, as well as representing funds with an international investment strategy focus.
He also significant experience representing hedge funds in transactional activities, including the disposition of illiquid assets when a fund becomes distressed (and faces investor lawsuits), advising funds through work-outs with investors in the face of liquidity issues, the investment by financial institutions in the management entities of hedge fund groups, the restructuring of fund groups and private equity transactions. Chapman also represents companies in a variety of industries in financial and strategic transactions, including debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other general commercial matters, many of which have an international or cross-border component. Prior to joining DLA Piper, Chapman was the chairman of the fund services group at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.