Carolyn J.D. Abram’s practice focuses on representing fund sponsors on the structuring, formation, and operation of private investment funds across asset classes, and other bespoke investment arrangements, including seed and stake arrangements with anchor investors, asset manager joint venture agreements, co-investment and warehousing arrangements, carried interest arrangements, secondaries transactions, and fund restructurings. She also advises on regulatory and structural matters relating to the operations of asset managers and investment banks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and other emerging markets, particularly for global asset managers seeking to enter the MENA market. She is admitted to practice in England and Wales.
Carolyn also advises and represents significant institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, seeking to deploy capital into a range of investment structures including open- and closed-ended funds, separate managed account arrangements, co-investments, and other bespoke private placements across asset classes, as well as ongoing advice in connection with such investments including transfers of interest, most-favoured nations processes, and additional equity injections.
In addition, Carolyn undertakes work for a range of pro bono clients, including the International Senior Lawyers Project.
She has practiced law from London, New York, and the UAE, and has been seconded to both the New York and London offices of one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers.
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Recommended, Investment Funds, United Arab Emirates, The Legal 500 EMEA (2018)