Kennan J. Castel-Fodor


Kennan J. Castel-Fodor

Associate, Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong

Hong Kong | Dechert, 31/F Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
+852 3518 4748 | +852 3518 4777

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Kennan J. Castel-Fodor advises global hedge and private equity fund managers, including those in the U.S., PRC and Hong Kong, on a range of matters including fund formation and fund investments. He has significant experience in U.S. regulatory issues related to fund structure/formation, marketing, and registration requirements for non-U.S. clients.  Mr. Castel-Fodor counsels clients on global regulatory initiatives, focusing on regulatory updates in the U.S., PRC and Hong Kong. 

Mr. Castel-Fodor advises U.S. registered funds and their boards, investment advisers, and related financial services firms. He has extensive experience with registered fund filing obligations and frequently advises clients on a variety of compliance and disclosure matters.

Mr. Castel-Fodor is actively engaged in the firm’s global commodities and derivatives practice. He advises U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers on matters arising under the Commodity Exchange Act, Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulations and National Futures Association rules, including commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor registration, registration exemptions and other regulatory and compliance matters.

  • The Ohio State University, B.S., B.A., 2011, magna cum laude, Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude, Executive Notes Editor for the Case Western Reserve Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia