John Holton's practice is concentrated in advising on U.S. regulation of investment managers, and launching and restructuring private equity funds, hedge funds and real estate partnerships. He is an expert on the international application of SEC and CFTC regulations and advises numerous non-U.S. asset managers on compliance with these rules.
John has extensive experience in emerging markets funds, and has advised clients with funds targeting Asian, African, South American and Middle Eastern markets. He also handles a wide range of other business, financing and commercial work.
John is widely regarded by peers for a diverse U.S. and global investment funds practice. He is ranked as a leading lawyer by the editors atChambersGlobaland theLegal 500notes that John gives valuable general counsel and specific legal advice.
John joined Bingham as an associate in 1991 and was made a partner in 1995.
Awards & Honors
• IFLR 1000, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (2013-2014)
• Legal 500 UK, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (2013)
• Chambers Global, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (2008-2013)
• Chambers USA, National and Massachusetts Investment Funds sections (2007-2012)
• Legal 500 US(2008-2009, 2012)
•Beale prize for conflicts of laws awarded by Harvard Law School
•The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Global Regulator - Assessing the Consequences for Your Business,London (2013)
•Form PF: Compliance and Reporting implications for Investment Managers, Investors and Administrators, Citco Fund Services, London (2012)
•SEC Registration of Non-U.S. Investment Advisers and Fund Managers: What You Need to Do Now, Bingham's Investment Management Audio Broadcast Series (2011)
•Expansion of U.S. Investment Adviser Registration - Key Implications for Non-U.S. Investment Advisers, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) Seminar, Singapore (2010)
•Expansion of U.S. Investment Adviser Registration - Key Implications for Non-U.S. Investment Advisers, a Bingham McCutchen-Nishith Desai Associates Joint Seminar, Mumbai (2010)
•Co-author, SEC Bars Bad Actors From Relying on Key Private Placement Exemption, Bingham.com(July 19, 2013)
•Co-author, Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors: Key CFTC Registration and Compliance Considerations, Bingham.com(June 25, 2012)
•What You Need to Do Now: New SEC Large Trader Reports, Bingham.com(Nov. 1, 2011)
•Co-author, Summary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Bingham.com(Oct. 12, 2010)