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Michael Mavrides

Michael Mavrides

Partner

Michael F. Mavrides is a partner in the Hedge Funds Group. Mike focuses his practice on representing domestic and offshore hedge funds, funds of funds and other private investment funds, including private equity and real estate investment funds. He regularly advises funds and their managers on a wide variety of issues, including formation and structuring, seed capital, anchor capital and other strategic arrangements, placement agency, solicitation and other marketing arrangements, succession planning, separately managed accounts, and all types of portfolio management, trading and operational issues.

Mike advises clients on federal and state investment adviser registration, commodity pool operator and/or commodity trading adviser registration, regulatory reporting (including Form PF, Forms 13D, F, G and H and the various Treasury Department and Bureau of Economic Analysis forms), and a wide range of other compliance matters. He has significant experience advising clients on structuring their management companies and acquiring and retaining talent, including through employment, equity and “phantom equity” arrangements. In addition, Mike advises clients on a variety of transactional matters, including joint venture agreements, derivative and structured product transactions and credit arrangements. He also counsels clients in connection with examinations and investigations by the SEC, the NFA and other federal as well as state regulators.

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SEC to Conduct Second Round of Cybersecurity Examinations

On September 15, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert announcing its second round of examinations of registered investment advisers and broker-dealers under its cybersecurity examination initiative.… Continue Reading

Pay-to-Play Rule: SEC Announces Compliance Date for Ban on Third-Party Solicitation of Government Entities

Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) set a compliance date of July 31, 2015 for the ban on payments to third parties for the solicitation of advisory business from any government entity under Rule 206(4)-5 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (Pay-to-Play Rule). At the same time, the SEC also clarified in … Continue Reading
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