JANELLE IBELING is a partner in Sidley’s Investment Funds practice. Janelle’s practice focuses on advising investment managers and institutional investors with respect to the structuring, formation and ongoing operational needs of alternative investment products, including domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds and private commodity pools. She has also advised with respect to leveraged products, credit facilities, side pocket issues and co-investments. Janelle has substantial experience in connection with single relationship/investor funds, managed accounts and investor negotiations. She has structured and organized investment advisers registered with the SEC, handled the registration of commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors, and provided ongoing advice to investment managers on securities and commodities laws, rules, regulations and best practices.
Janelle advises institutional investors in connection with structuring their investments in hedge funds and private equity funds. She has also advised with respect to family office investment-related and regulatory matters, including family office formation, SEC and CFTC registration and registration exemptions and related regulatory advice.
Janelle also advises asset managers on life cycle events, including formation and agreements among principals and employees, seeding capital, spin-outs of funds/teams of employees, revenue shares and acquisitions/sales of equity.
Janelle has been recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds in USA – Nationwide, where clients have highlighted her “outstanding legal skills” and “cutting-edge knowledge.” She has also been described as “extraordinarily talented” in the client comment section of The Legal 500 USA, 2016 guide. Janelle has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds 2018–2021. She was also selected as a “Recommended Lawyer” in 2016 for Investment Fund Formation and Management: Alternative/Hedge Funds by The Legal 500. Janelle has also been recognized by IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” for Investment Funds in the United States in 2016 and 2017 and a “Leading Lawyer” in 2014–2015.
Janelle is part of Sidley’s Investment Funds practice team which has been ranked in the top band for Hedge Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008 (including two-time winner of Chambers and Partners’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”) and is a seven-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, and Derivatives and Futures Law (including 2016 and 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” recognition in the Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law category).