OREN GERTNER is a partner in the Investment Funds group and a member of Sidley’s Private Equity Fund Formation practice. Oren’s practice includes structuring and offering of domestic and international private equity funds, hedge funds, and other alternative investment funds, such as buy-out funds, debt funds, real-estate funds, energy funds, distressed funds, funds-of-funds, and managed accounts. Oren’s practice also includes representation of prominent institutional investors in connection with their investments in leading private investment funds, real estate funds, credit funds, secondary funds, and co-investments. He has worked on the organization and documentation of fund sponsors’ internal firm arrangements, carry plans, and a variety of transactional matters relating to private funds. He represents buyers, sellers, and sponsors in secondary transactions, including all types of GP-led secondaries and private funds recapitalizations. Oren also provides regulatory and compliance advice applicable to the formation, operation, and investment activities of private funds, including compliance with the U.S. Investment Advisers Act and the U.S. Investment Company Act.
Sidley’s investment management team has won numerous awards as a provider of legal services to the investment funds industry: two-time winner of Chambers and Partners’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”; Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine’s 2014 Alpha Awards top “onshore” (U.S.) law firm serving the hedge fund industry; four-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Mutual Funds Law and Derivatives and Futures Law; and ranked in the top band for Hedge Funds and as leading firm for Registered Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008.
Prior to joining Sidley, Oren was counsel at another global law firm. Prior to that, Oren practiced at another national law firm and clerked for the Supreme Court of Israel.