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Vadim Avdeychik

Of Counsel, Corporate Department
New York
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10166
United States

Fax: 1(212) 303-7054

Overview

Vadim Avdeychik is of counsel in the Investment Management practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's New York office. Mr. Avdeychik counsels mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), business development companies (BDCs), hedge funds, and their investment advisers. He routinely advises on the formation and operation of registered investment companies (including those implementing alternative investment strategies), alternative fund structures (including registered and unregistered master/feeder and fund-of-funds structures and BDCs), fund governance, regulatory issues involving public and private funds, and investment company status issues. Mr. Avdeychik has extensive experience assisting pre-IPO and public operating companies, specialty finance companies, investment banks, financial product sponsors, and other entities in determining their investment company status or the status of the products they sponsor, including the ability to qualify for exemptions from the Investment Company Act, in connection with securities offerings, financial product launches and other transactions. He also has transactional experience concerning funds and their advisers, including merger and acquisition transactions.

Mr. Avdeychik also has significant ERISA experience, with particular focus on fiduciary issues and prohibited transaction exemption questions under Title I of ERISA. he has authored several articles dealing with the intersection of ERISA and the investment management industry.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Avdeychik was the Vice President and Counsel at PIMCO and Assistant Secretary to the PIMCO-Managed Closed-End Funds. Formerly, he was an associate at an international law firm and prior to that, ERISA Enforcement Advisor, Employee Benefits Security Administration.

Accolades and Recognitions

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

  • LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation, May 2010

  • Hofstra Law School, J.D., 2007

  • St. John's University, B.A., 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • "Is the Market Ready to Embrace Performance Fee Mutual Funds?" The Investment Lawyer (2018, author)

  • "In re Beacon Litigation: The Five Factor-Test Under ERISA," Journal of Pension Benefits (Aspen Publishers) (2013, author)

  • "Pensions and Derivatives: The Post-2007 Financial Crisis and Its Regulatory Impact on Pensions' Utilization of Derivatives," Journal of Pension Benefits (Aspen Publishers) (2010, author)

  • "Understanding Financial Products 2021" Webcast, 

    (January 19, 2021)

Involvement

  • New York City Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

Practice Areas

Investment Management
Corporate
Impact and Sustainability
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Impact Investing

Languages

English
Russian

Admissions

District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. 2010
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D. 2007
St. John's University, B.A. 2004

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