Christian Gloger focuses his practice on the formation and operations of U.S. and international private equity, credit, real estate, hedge and hybrid funds. He also advises clients on structuring investment management businesses, including seed capital transactions, compensation arrangements, SEC registration and ongoing regulatory advice. Many of his clients are non-U.S. investment managers that raise capital in the United States or have U.S. operations.



Christian was recognized as a leading practitioner in Legal Media Group’s Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide (Investment Funds category – United States) in 2019 and in its Expert Guide to Rising Stars (Investment Funds category – United States) from 2015-2018. He has also been named a “Rising Star” by IFLR1000 since 2014 and a New York Metro Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2021.


New York University (LL.M., 2009)

University of Freiburg (PhD in law, 2005)

University of Freiburg (M.A., 2002)

University of Grenoble (Diplôme d’Administration et Politique Internationales, 1997)

Bar Admissions

New York



German, English & Portuguese (Fluent)

French (Advanced)

Spanish (Reading only)

Speaking Engagements

Brazilian Asset Managers Going Global – How to Raise Capital or Establish a Physical Presence in the United States

Co-presenter, Kleinberg Kaplan & Cepeda Advogados (Sao Paulo) Special Webinar, May 2023

New SEC Marketing Rule: What Asset Managers Need to Know to Be Ready for November 2022

Co-presenter, Kleinberg Kaplan Presents Private Funds: The Essential Series (Episode 1), September 2022

U.S. Securities Laws for Financial Intermediaries Outside the United States

Guest Lecturer, Zurich Business School, Switzerland, December 2021

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law

Guest Lecturer, Freiburg University, Germany, December 2021

LIBOR Transition: What To Know and How To Prepare

Co-speaker, Kleinberg Kaplan & Demarest Special Webinar, March 2021

Introduction to U.S. Corporate Law

Guest Lecturer, Freiburg University, Germany, December 2020

U.S. Securities Laws for Financial Intermediaries Outside the United States

Guest Lecturer, Zurich Business School, Switzerland, December 2020

International Law & Business: U.S. Securities Law

Guest Lecturer, Zurich Business School, Switzerland, December 2019

Legal Risks and Cautionary Tales for Service Providers

Speaker, Hedge Fund Round Table, New York, September 2019

Recent Trends in Enforcement Actions Against Private Fund Advisers

Co-Presenter, 10th Annual Private Investment Funds Tax & Accounting Master Class, New York, May 2019


How Advisors Can Get Ready for New SEC Marketing Rule,”

Think Advisor, September 2022 (featured)

Start-Up / Venture Capital August Newsletter

Beiten Burkhardt Newsletter, August 2019 (co-author)

Application of the EU Investment Fund Manager Directive for Non-U.S. Manager

Hedge Fund Law Report, May 2013 (co-author)

Shareholders’ Liability for Extinguishing the Corporate Entity and Undercapitalization

ZInsO, 2008 (publication in German) (co-author)

The New Shareholders’ Liability for Extinguishing the Corporate Entity under German Limited Company Law and Comparison to UK Law

DStR, 2008 p. 1141-1146 (Part I) and p. 1194-1197 (Part II) (publication in German) (co-author)

Special Aspects of Shareholders’ Liability of a Limited Company (Ltd.) in Brazilian Consumer Law

Revista do Direito do Consumidor, 2005 (publication in Portuguese)

Special Aspects of Shareholders’ Liability of a Limited Company (Ltd.) in Brazilian Consumer Law, Jayme, Erik/Schindler, Christian (Hrsg.)

Portugiesisch — Weltsprache des Rechts, Aachen: Shaker Verlag GmbH, 2004 (publication in German)

Brazil’s Political Landscape After the Elections: Election Results between Changes and Continuity

Lateinamerika Analysen, No. 4, 2003 (publication in German)

Presidential Pre-elections in Brazil

rennpunkt Lateinamerika, No. 08-02, 2002 (publication in German)


Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Christian Gloger and Associate Mike Yi Published in Westlaw Today

July 5, 2023

A recent client alert written by Kleinberg Kaplan partner Christian Gloger and associate Mike Yi was republished by Westlaw Today. The article, “Private Credit Funds – Structures and Recent Trends,” compares closed-end and open-end credit fund terms and structuring alternatives, as well as overall credit fund space developments. The article was included as part of Westlaw’s June…

Private Credit Funds – Structures and Recent Trends

June 22, 2023

In recent years, the alternative investment space has grown in size and significance as a result of a period of low interest rates, favorable monetary policy and financial conditions. The hunt for yield and diversification provided further comfort to institutional investors seeking to gain exposure to this burgeoning industry. In particular, buyout1 and infrastructure2 focused…

Kleinberg Kaplan Recognized in Latest Edition of The Legal 500: United States

June 14, 2023

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan was recognized in the latest edition of The Legal 500: United States for its Hedge Funds and Investor Activism practices. The Hedge Funds practice was praised for its “thorough and practical advice, efficiency in getting projects done, and competitive rates.” As one client stated, “KKWC has been demonstrating an outstanding ability to…

Private Fund Managers Must Prepare For Greater Scrutiny and Transparency Regarding Affiliated Service Provider Arrangements

June 13, 2023

Proposed SEC Rule and Examination Priorities Target “Problematic Compensation Schemes” and “Opaque Reporting Practices” Private fund managers – especially managers of real estate, private equity, and private credit funds – have increasingly used affiliated service providers to perform various tasks for their funds or portfolio companies. Such tasks include asset-level due diligence, loan servicing, property…

18 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2022 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

September 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers®, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas, including business litigation, estate & probate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate,…

Historic Regulatory Shake-up for the Private Funds Industry

April 7, 2022

In recent months, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has introduced a wave of proposals amounting to approximately 1,100 pages of new and amended rules that will significantly impact the private funds industry, likely subjecting it to an unprecedented degree of regulation. Many of these proposed rules would apply to all private fund…

Kleinberg Kaplan Advises Absoluto Partners in its Investment in Brazil-based Nubank

June 15, 2021

Kleinberg Kaplan client, Absoluto Partners, a Brazil-based hedge and venture capital fund manager with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, recently participated in a Series G fundraising round totaling $750 million for Nubank, a Brazil-based fintech company. Absoluto Partners, Verde Asset Management and Sands Capital invested $250 million, while Berkshire Hathaway invested $500 million. According to The…

CFTC Proposes Rule Amendments to Expand Exemptions for Non-U.S. Commodity Pool Operators

June 9, 2020

On May 28, 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) approved proposed amendments to CFTC Regulation 3.10(c), which currently provides a jurisdictional based registration exemption for non-U.S. commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) that operate non-U.S. funds with non-U.S. investors (the “Proposed Amendments”). Historically, the CPO registration exemption available under Regulation 3.10(c)(3) has presented challenges for non-U.S.…