Eleni Christou is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins.

Ms. Christou represents private fund sponsors, from large institutional asset managers to first-time fund sponsors, as well as investors in connection with structuring, negotiating, investing in, forming, and operating private investment funds.

She also advises clients on co-investments, joint ventures, alternative investment vehicles, and secondary transactions.

Ms. Christou maintains an active pro bono practice, and she served in the Peace Corps as a Youth Development volunteer in Morocco.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Christou was an investment funds associate in the Chicago office of another leading international law firm.

Ms. Christou’s experience includes advising:

  • TJC
  • Inverness Graham Investments
  • Activant Capital
  • A private equity fund sponsor in the formation of its US$5.5 billion fund
  • A real estate firm in the formation of its US$2 billion fund*
  • An investment manager on behalf of its clients investing in over 55 domestic and international funds, managed accounts, and co-investments*
  • A midstream and energy infrastructure firm in its administration of funds with approximately US$3 billion under management*
  • A venture capital fund in the formation of its first fund focused on activist investing*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2019
  • BA, University of Florida, 2013
    magna cum laude