Jan-Paul Bruynes works with a range of professionals in the private investment space. He actively participates in structuring, negotiating, and documenting fund formation and other transactions. He also advises hedge fund managers, investment advisers, commodity trading advisors (CTA), commodity pool operators and third-party marketers with regulatory compliance, including responses to audits and investigations.
JP advises clients with respect to a broad variety of investing activity, including:
- Futures contracts
- Swap transactions.
JP leads a team of more than 80 lawyers in a global commodities funds practice that, in multiple industry surveys, is consistently hailed as a leader. The practice is distinguished by the resources that it dedicates to representing CTAs, the high-profile nature of its engagements and the number of industry-leader CTAs that it represents.
JP is involved in community, civic and charitable activities that include membership in the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) working group, the Managed Funds Association CTA/CPO forum and the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association.
He is also a former member of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Futures and Derivatives Regulation and its CPO/CTA subcommittee.
- Advises on compliance with regulatory demands, particularly those related to exchange, self-regulatory, and governmental audits and investigations.
- Represents domestic and offshore hedge funds and hedge fund managers in all aspects of their business.
- Is a leader in the highly regarded global commodities funds practice.
- Actively advising many of the world’s largest CTAs and hedge fund managers in connection with MiFID II and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
- Supported an investment management firm in obtaining Securities and Exchange Commission investment adviser registration and in preparing necessary compliance policies and procedures.
- Assisted a global commodities fund in connection with the establishment of a new fund for its flagship program and modernization of the related Bermuda fund.
- Advised an investment management firm in its establishment of a new master feeder fund to trade its futures program.
- Has assisted clients in navigating complex new swaps trading rules, including the implantation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II, Dodd-Frank Protocols I and II, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) swaps rules, proposed CFTC federal speculative position limits for futures and related swaps, aggregation rules and exemptions, and the applicability of swaps reporting. Given the sometimes overlapping and potentially different requirements of Dodd-Frank and EMIR, frequently advises clients on transacting transatlantic business.
- Member, Connecticut Hedge Fund Association.
- Member, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) CFTC working group.
- Steering Committee Member, CTA/CPO Forum, Managed Funds Association.
- J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1990
- B.A., Trinity College, with honors, 1987
- New York
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