Jack Kelly is an associate in the Financial Services Group in Cadwalader’s London office.
Jack’s practice involves advising sponsors and investment managers in respect of the structuring, formation and promotion of investment funds across a wide range of asset classes including real estate, private equity, emerging markets, infrastructure, renewable energy and agribusiness.
Jack advises on both private fund structures and listed investment companies (including companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, The International Stock Exchange and the Australian Stock Exchange). Jack has advised on a number of IPOs and secondary fundraises. He has acted on complex transactions in a range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions including Australia, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Singapore, Delaware, Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Jersey, Guernsey and Mauritius.
Jack provides ongoing advice to investment funds, independent boards and investment managers in respect of secondary fundraising, implementation of debt facilities, corporate reorganisations, corporate governance, directors’ duties and fiduciary obligations, mergers and acquisitions, and exits.
Jack also advises institutional investors (including many of the European development finance institutions and foreign pension schemes) in respect of their investment in investment funds domiciled throughout various jurisdictions.
Chambers UK 2022 ranks Jack as an "Associate to watch" and is described as "highly competent and very responsive. Jack is "very practical and has a good knowledge and understanding of clients' needs.” Legal 500 UK 2022 also recognises Jack in the Private Funds category.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Jack was a senior associate at a global law firm in London, and also practised as a solicitor in Sydney, Australia.
Jack obtained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (International Business) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia.