Venera Ziegler

New York: 212.880.6169
Fax 212.682.0200


LLM, 2000
Harvard Law School

Bar Admissions

New York, 2001


Venera Ziegler is partner in Torys Private Equity Practice and is based in New York. Venera frequently represents U.S. and non-U.S. private equity fund sponsors in connection with the structuring, formation, operation and restructuring of private investment funds. In addition, she represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds.

Venera also represents private equity fund sponsors and their personnel in connection with economic sharing arrangements and various employment and separation agreements. She also provides regulatory advice to investment advisers with respect to federal securities laws, investment adviser and investment company laws and Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC rules and regulations.

Venera speaks Bulgarian, Italian and Russian.


SEC Adopts Final Rules Permitting General Solicitation in Private Offerings

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Changes to CFTC Regulations Affecting Private Funds

Co-Author, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation


Professional Involvement

Prior to joining Torys, Venera was counsel at a major U.S. law firm in its private funds group where she authored numerous articles addressing current market issues applicable to private funds.


Board of Directors of Harvard Law School Alumni Association.