Kevin Lees

Kevin Lees

Corporate Funds Area Operations Manager
Washington, D.C.

Email kevin.lees@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 5432

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

For over a decade, Kevin Lees has advised internal and external clients on investment fund formation, fund operations, investor relations, and structure and regulatory compliance across a wide spectrum of investment products.

Kevin has helped investment advisers based in the United States, Latin America, Germany, the United Kingdom, India, and the People's Republic of China. He has also worked with sponsors of private equity buyout funds, energy infrastructure funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, and funds of funds.

Kevin has coordinated teams across multiple continents to devise tailored alternative asset structures based in Canada, the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Mauritius, and elsewhere. He has worked with clients to draft and negotiate partnership agreements, upper-tier governing agreements, and side letters with investors, and he has worked on joint ventures, co-investment arrangements, and more individualized managed accounts.

Kevin has also helped clients navigate the fundraising process from the initial conceptual stages through any commercial and regulatory issues and to the final closing and beyond. In addition to advising on more traditional private placements under Regulation D and Regulation S, Kevin has advised clients on general solicitation under Rule 506(c), Regulation Crowdfunding, and Regulation A.

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2006

A.B., Duke University, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

Represented a first-time sponsor that raised a US$100m venture capital fund

Represented a San Francisco-based manager in connection with the formation of its agriculture-focused real estate co-investment

Represented an activist fund sponsor on the formation and negotiation of a US$475m hybrid fund focused on public equities

Represented a California-based sponsor on several investment transactions in the cannabis industry

Represented a first-time investment firm in Mexico raising a US$200m private equity fund

Represented a middle-market buyout firm in India raising a US$300m private equity fund

Represented a leading U.S. energy and infrastructure investment firm on fund formation and maintenance matters

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