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Bill Sturman (He/Him)

Bill Sturman (He/Him)


Bill Sturman (He/Him)

William's practice focuses on advising sponsors of open- and closed-ended private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, real estate, infrastructure, secondaries, hedge, debt and hybrid funds. In addition to sponsors of US focused funds, William commonly advises funds sponsors targeting investments in Africa, India, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

He also represents market leading secondaries fund sponsors in connection with the purchase and sale of fund interests. William also advises clients on seeding arrangements for early generation funds and has extensive experience advising fund sponsors and investment professionals on carried interest programs. In addition to representing fund sponsors, he commonly represents investors investing in alternative investment funds and family offices in connection with the structuring and implementation of their investment strategies.

  • Represented an international alternative investment fund sponsor in connection with the formation of a private equity fund targeting stressed, distressed and special credit opportunities in India. 
  • Represented an international alternative investment fund sponsor in connection with the formation of numerous private equity funds targeting investments in emerging markets, including in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.
  • Represented a sovereign wealth fund in connection with its investments in multiple alternative investment funds and its purchase of a minority stake in an internationally recognized alternative investment fund manager.
  • Represented multiple institutional alternative investment fund sponsors in connection with the formation of worldwide carried interest programs for their investment professionals.

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Career and qualifications

  • Boston College (B.S., with honors), 1988
  • Suffolk University Law School (J.D., with honors), 1995
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.) 1996
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law New York 1999
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2022

Awards and citations

  • Private Equity Funds (2015-2017)
    Legal 500 US