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.


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

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


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 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.…