Chris Townsend

Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Chris Townsend

Counsel

Chris Townsend is a counsel in the asset management group. Chris advises European and global asset managers on the establishment and operation of private investment funds pursuing a wide variety of strategies including buyout, credit, infrastructure, energy, renewables and venture.
Chris is a specialist in the international structuring of traditional closed-ended fund structures in a variety of jurisdictions, as well as structures incorporating long-dated, evergreen, multi-currency, and levered/unlevered arrangements. He is also highly experienced in the formation of separately managed accounts, co-investments and sponsor carried interest schemes.

He has also led a large number of secondaries transactions including GP-led solutions, fund restructurings, portfolio sales and other liquidity solutions.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Chris’s representative clients included: AMP Capital, Balderton Capital, Brookfield, EverSource Capital, Glennmont Partners, Global Logistic Properties, IDFC Asset Management, Incus Capital, Montana Capital Partners, Park Square, Pollen Street Capital, Proventus Capital and Union Eiendomskapital.

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Associate
Prior

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

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Prior - 2020

Kirkland & Ellis LLP provides legal services. The company counsels clients in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property and restructuring matters. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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2021 - Current

Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 1,100 lawyers, and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray

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