Laurel Neale


Laurel Neale


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7537 | +44 20 7184 7001


Laurel Neale* focuses her practice on financial services matters and represents U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds, registered investment companies, and their sponsors in connection with a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. Ms. Neale’s experience includes the formation of hedge funds and other private funds, as well as providing advice relating to a wide variety of U.S. securities law and regulatory compliance issues, including, but not limited to, matters relating to the Investment Advisers Act, Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule and the Commodity Exchange Act.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Neale was part of the Investment Management and Hedge Funds practice groups in the Boston and London offices of another global law firm.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Neale worked as a management consultant where she focused on developing market-driven strategies for companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 status.

  • U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers in connection with registration as an investment adviser under the Advisers Act and the development of related compliance programs.
  • Non-U.S. investment managers in connection with registration under the Investment Company Act and the Advisers Act, as well as ongoing governance matters and compliance obligations under the U.S. regulatory regime.
  • U.S. and non-U.S. investment managers with respect to the launch and operation of their range of hedge fund strategies, including equity funds, fixed income funds, currency funds, asset allocation funds, and funds that invest in illiquid assets.
  • Fund sponsors regarding the structuring and formation of onshore and offshore private investment funds, including complex fee structures, redemption terms, and side pocket arrangements.
  • A U.S. hedge fund manager in connection with the restructuring and liquidation of numerous hedge funds.
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • *Admitted in Massachusetts only
Speaking Engagements
  • Amendments to Form ADV: What SEC-Registered Advisers Need to Know Now - London (January, 2018)
  • A New Dawn for the Luxembourg Funds Industry - Luxembourg (October 4, 2016)