Laurel Neale
Counsel | London
Laurel Neale

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 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investment adviser registration and exemptions and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) requirements.

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 her work involved developing market-driven strategies for companies across a range of industries.

  • Analysis of the extraterritorial implications of recent SEC rulemaking – AIMA webinar (June 18, 2024)
  • Final SEC Private Fund and Proxy Voting Rules — EFAMA and Dechert, Webinar (February 7, 2024)
  • Updating your Compliance Calendar: U.S. Regulatory Priorities for 2023, Webinar (March 2023)
  • Dechert’s Private Funds COO and Operations Forum, London (December 2022)
  • The SEC's Modernized Marketing Rule: New Advertising Requirements, Webinar (September 2022)
  • Navigating the Recent SEC Private Fund Rule Proposals | Session Two: Considerations for Non-U.S. Fund Managers — Dechert LLP, Webinar Series (July 13, 2022)
  • U.S. Regulatory Priorities for 2022, Webinar (February 2022)
  • The SEC’s Modernized Marketing Rule: Implementation and Challenges of the Revised Requirements, AIMA Webinar (November 2021)
  • 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 2016)
  • U.S. Regulatory Priorities Seminar Series: Recent US Regulatory Developments and SEC Enforcement Priorities, London (October 2016)
  • U.S. Regulatory Priorities Seminar Series: ERISA Investors: the Nuts and Bolts for Funds, London (June 2016)
  • U.S. Regulatory Priorities Seminar Series: U.S. Advertising Rules for Investment Advisers, London (April 2016)
  • U.S. Regulatory Priorities Seminar Series: U.S. Regulatory Priorities for 2016, London (January 2016)
  • SEC Finalizes Changes to Private Fund Rules: A Focus on SEC Registered AdvisersThe Investment Lawyer (January 2024)
    • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
    • *Admitted in Massachusetts only