Zeeshan Ahmedani


Zee focuses on the establishment and offering of private investment funds across all asset classes.

Zee advises investment managers and sponsors on the organization and establishment of private investment funds in both U.S. and non-U.S. jurisdictions, including real estate funds, venture capital funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, distressed funds, hybrid funds and Shari’ah-compliant funds. He represents managers, placement agents and sponsors around the world across a broad range of investment and capital raising strategies.

Zee also represents fund sponsors on the establishment of management companies and compensation arrangements, as well as on U.S. regulatory issues, including investment advisory, investment company, ERISA, and distribution strategy.

Zee also has broad experience representing institutional investors on their alternative asset portfolios, including negotiating investments in all classes of private investment funds, coinvestments, joint ventures, separately managed accounts and investment management agreements.


Pro bono

Conducting global survey on status of death penalty in various countries.*

*Experience prior to joining Allen & Overy.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, ABANA (the premier North American association of finance professionals and institutions with interest in the MENA Region)


  • Rising Star, Investment Funds, IFLR 1000, 2019
  • Foreign Expert Investment Funds, MENA region, Chambers Global, 2011-2014



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted: State Bar of California


J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif, 1998

B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1994