Catherine M. Anderson


I help private fund managers with fund formation, international regulatory compliance and third party agreements.

With extensive experience outside of the United States, Catherine Anderson has a strong international focus and assists investment advisers and private investment funds (including hedge funds). Catherine is experienced in the formation of alternative asset private equity funds and hedge funds, both onshore and offshore.

Catherine regularly provides help to investment advisers (including a leading international forestry investment manager) on a variety of regulatory compliance matters including, SEC filings, “know-your-client” matters, secondary transfers, policies and procedures and day-to-day matters.

Catherine also provides advice on the investor-side for investments into private investment funds.
Catherine also assists clients with international transactional matters. She provides advice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, helps implement international joint ventures and commercial contracts and offers guidance to clients that seek to establish and maintain operations in other countries. Most recently Catherine has worked on a multi-jurisdiction implementation of a delegations of authority project. Apart from her Australasian experience, Catherine has worked with clients in transactions involving Singapore, Cambodia and other South American countries (including Brazil, Chile and Uruguay).

Catherine also has experience in data privacy and cybersecurity issues and has advised clients on matters involving the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Before joining Foley Hoag, Catherine spent over 25 years in an in-house type role with timber investment management organization and its managed investments in Cambodia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Chile and other southern hemisphere geographies. She also practiced for five years in Auckland, New Zealand in the corporate departments at two major law firms: Minter Ellison Rudd Watts and Simpson Grierson. She remains a member of the New Zealand Law Society.


  • University of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand, B. Com. (majoring in accounting and finance) and LLB (Hons.) 1992

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • New Zealand


  • Over 25 years of experience in an in-house type role with timber investment management organization and its managed investments in Cambodia, Singapore,  New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Chile and other southern hemisphere geographies. 
  • An SEC registered investment adviser with quantitative investment strategies in onshore and offshore fund formation.
  • MA registered investment advisers with regulatory filings.
  • Volunteer attorney with Human Rights First conducting screening interviews for asylum applications for Afghan refugees.
  • Volunteer attorney with Project Citizenship assisting with U.S. citizenship applications.

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Honors & Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New Zealand Law Society, Member
  • Wentworth-Gardner & Tobias Lear Houses Association, Portsmouth, NH, Director (2005-2009)