Christopher P. Lokken

CHRISTOPHER P. LOKKEN is a partner in the firm’s Investment Products and Derivatives group in Chicago. He advises and represents clients in investment advisory, securities and futures-related corporate and regulatory matters, including the organization and offering of interests in domestic and offshore hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and commodity pools, as well as the organization and operation of investment advisory firms, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors.

Chris is part of Sidley’s Investment Funds, Advisers and Derivatives practice team that has won numerous top awards as a provider of legal services to the private funds industry: two-time winner of Chambers and Partners’ “Investment Funds Team of the Year for the U.S.”; Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine’s 2014 Alpha Awards top “onshore” (U.S.) law firm serving the hedge fund industry; four-time recipient of first-tier national rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings for Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, and Derivatives and Futures Law; and ranked in the top band for Hedge Funds by Chambers USA every year since 2008.

Chris has been recognized in the 2014 edition of IFLR1000 as a “Rising Star” for Investment Funds in the United States.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Investment Funds, 2) Advisers and Derivatives, 3) Private Equity, 4) Commodity Pools, 5) Fund of Funds, 6) Hedge Funds, 7) Investment Advisers and 8) Private Equity Fund Formation
Law School Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted Year 1991
Education Indiana University, B.A., B.A., 1993
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm Sidley Austin LLP
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