Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., Duke University, 2000, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Golden Key Honor Society; High Distinction in English Literature
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2003
  • M.B.A., Yale School of Management, 2013, honors in Real Estate for Institutional Investors
  • New York, 2005
  • North Carolina, 2017
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Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Colby B. Jenkins


Colby Jenkins leads Moore & Van Allen’s Investment Management practice and has experience with all aspects of structuring, documenting, offering, and operating U.S. and offshore investment funds, particularly private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, and funds of funds.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a principal at WhiteHill Capital, an emerging markets investment advisory firm with a focus on Russia and Central Asia, particularly Kazakhstan. Previously, he was a senior funds attorney with an international law firm and represented investment management clients while alternately based in the firm’s New York, London, Paris, Milan, Muscat, Almaty, and Astana (Kazakhstan) offices.

  • Represented global asset manager on its negotiation and secondary purchase of limited partnership interests in three midstream U.S. energy and infrastructure development funds
  • Represented the management team on the structuring and offering of a $1 billion Cayman Islands private equity fund targeting Central Asian opportunities in the real estate, oil & gas, energy, and ICT sectors

  • Represented the management team on the structuring, offering, and OPIC IFIP debt financing application of a $200 million Cayman Islands private equity and infrastructure fund targeting Central Asian opportunities related to China’s One Belt, One Road initiative

  • Represented an SEC-registered investment adviser on the structuring and offering of a $200 million Delaware hedge fund targeting Japanese real estate and real estate-related securities

  • Represented Middle Eastern pension funds on the structuring and negotiation of a $100 million managed account arrangement with a Qatari bank and a $75 million investment in a Bahraini GCC greenfield opportunity fund