Marketing Private Funds in Asia and the Middle East


Webinar: Marketing Private Funds in Asia and the Middle East

Monday, October 14, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET)


  • Choo Lye Tan, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Hong Kong
  • Natalie R. Boyd, Partner, K&L Gates LLP, Dubai
  • Kathy D. Ireland, Associate General Counsel, IAA (Session Moderator)

Topics Covered

This webinar will address the opportunities and challenges for advisers marketing private funds in Asia (particularly China, Hong Kong and Singapore) and in the Middle East, and the regulatory implications of such marketing.

  • Market environments, including the significance of sovereign wealth funds
  • Considerations of investments in these regions
  • Practical issues in marketing private funds in these jurisdictions
  • Recent developments

Register Today

Registration for the live event is closed.  A recording of this webinar is available, simply click the "Registration" link on the left side of this page.

Live Recording
Members and Associate Members Closed FREE 
Non-Members Closed $200


For questions regarding this webinar, call (202) 293-4222 or email

About the Presenters

Choo Lye Tan is a partner in the Hong Kong office of K&L Gates LLP. She practices in the areas of securities, corporate finance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, funds and public and private equity issues. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Tan practiced in international la w firms based in Malaysia and Hong Kong, advising her clients on general corporate issues in relation to the laws of Malaysia, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. As a result of the strong investor base in Asia, she has also advised extensively on offers of securities in Asian jurisdictions on both a public and private basis and licensing and registration of securities, investment and financial entities.

Natalie R. Boyd is a finance partner in the Dubai office of K&L Gates LLP. She primarily focuses on structured products, debt capital markets, secured bank lending, derivatives and GCC wide regulation. Ms. Boyd has over 20 years’ experience of advising leading U.S., European and regional arrangers, investment managers, fund managers and trustees on conventional and Islamic secured lending arrangements and structured credit and debt capital markets products, many of which were high profile in the credit markets. Ms. Boyd’s practice provides clients with English, UAE and DIFC law advice.

Kathy D. Ireland (Session Moderator) is Associate General Counsel at the Investment Adviser Association. Prior to joining the IAA, Ms. Ireland acted as an independent consultant focusing on pension and securities issues. In addition, Ms. Ireland served as Associate Counsel and Senior Associate Counsel at the Investment Company Institute for 12 years, representing the mutual fund industry in regulatory matters before the Department of Labor, the IRS, and the SEC. She also worked as an attorney in the Division of Investment Management at the SEC, and as an Associate and Counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Lebanon Valley College, her law degree from the College of William & Mary, and an LL.M. in Labor Law from the George Washington University National Law Center. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars.

Cancellation or Substitution

For the live webinar, cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing no later than 5:00 p.m. ET Thursday, October 10, 2013. There are no refunds for cancellations received after this date. Email your requests to