David W. Selden

David W. Selden

  • Counsel
  • Corporate
  • London
  • T:   +44.20.7972.6201
  • F:   +44.20.7972.9602
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David W. Selden is counsel in Fried Frank's Corporate Department and Asset Management Practice, resident in the London office. He joined the Firm in 2005.

Mr. Selden works on a variety of investment management and securities law matters, with emphasis on private investment vehicles including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, hybrid funds and funds-of-funds.

Mr. Selden advises major financial institutions, fund sponsors, institutional investors, investment advisors and commodity trading advisors on commercial, securities and compliance matters relating to the formation and offering of funds, management company structure, bespoke products, managed accounts and related matters.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Selden is recognized as a leading hedge funds practitioner by Chambers Global 2019 and Legal 500 UK 2019, where he is noted by clients as “an utter star - he has extremely deep substantive experience, combined with an easy demeanour that makes negotiating the most potentially contentious points relatively easy.” Clients also highlight him as “an excellent hedge funds lawyer” and “very intelligent, meticulous and really detail-sensitive.”

Mr. Selden is also recognized by Who’s Who Legal for private funds, Expert Guides for investment funds, and has been recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

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University of Minnesota Law School, JD – 2001
  • magna cum laude
  • Editor, Minnesota Law Review
University of Virginia, BA – 1996
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