Robert J. Raymond is a partner based in the New York office.
Mr. Raymond’s practice focuses on organizing and advising private investment funds, including fund formation for buy-out funds and other “alternative investment” funds. He also advises private investment funds in their investment activities and internal governance, including manager spin-offs, shareholder arrangements with portfolio companies and among consortium members, all forms of compensation arrangements, including coinvestment arrangements and carried interest programs and “founders” arrangements. Mr. Raymond also advises clients on all aspects of executive compensation and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Raymond is distinguished by Chambers USA
, The Best Lawyers in America
and The Legal 500
as one of the leading lawyers in the area of executive compensation. He is further recognized by The Legal 500
for his work in private equity investment fund formation.
Mr. Raymond’s recent experience includes acting as counsel to Credit Suisse in raising a $1 billion emerging markets credit opportunity fund; MBK Partners in raising its most recent fund; Deutsche Bank in connection with certain fund of funds; JPMorgan in connection with private equity conduit vehicles; Helios Capital in raising their second and largest pan-Africa investment fund to date; TPG in connection with several carry arrangements with industry experts and other individuals; and the spinoff of several managers from large financial institutions. Also counsel to Citigroup Alternative Investments in connection with various carried interest and co-investment programs and to Angelo, Gordon in connection with ERISA fund matters.
Mr. Raymond joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 2003. He received a J.D., summa cum laude
, from New York Law School in 1994, and an undergraduate degree from the University of the State of New York, Regents College in 1989. From 1994 to 1995 he served as law clerk for the Honorable Roger J. Miner of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Mr. Raymond regularly speaks on private investment related topics, including at PLI and ALI-ABA seminars and the IBA/ABA International Conference on Private Investment Funds. Mr. Raymond also co-authored an article in the International Finance Law Review
entitled “Out of Sync” which compares the EU and US approaches to regulating private investment funds.
Mr. Raymond is a member of the Bar in New York.