BCLP partner exits for Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis has hired its second funds partner this week, this time from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Louisa Cobbe has joined the US firm’s London office. She trained at legacy BLP, qualifying in 2010. She made partner at the newly-merged firm in 2019. She advises on the structuring, capital raising and ongoing operation of […]

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Kirkland bags investment funds partner from Ashurst

Kirkland & Ellis has bolstered its investment funds practice by swiping a partner from Ashurst’s London office. Catherine Gokah makes the move after being appointed partner at Ashurst in May 2021. Her practice involves advising fund sponsors in respect to fundraising activities with a focus on real estate and infrastructure. Christopher Braunack, investment funds partner […]

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Evelyn Partners hires new GC

Evelyn Partners has hired Charlotte Davies of Provident Financial Group as its next GC. Having spent three years as group GC and company secretary at Provident, she replaces Evelyn’s current GC Nicola Mitford-Slade who is retiring from the role. Davies will begin her new position on 1 September 2022. Davies trained at magic circle firm […]

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Simpson Thacher partner joins KKR as new GC

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) has appointed a new general counsel from its longstanding legal adviser. New York-based Kathryn King Sudol has joined as its new general counsel from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where she was global co-head of M&A. Sudol is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and Northwestern University School […]

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Kirkland makes double funds hire

Kirkland has added two associates as partners from Fried Frank Shriver & Jacobson and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in its City funds practice. Charles Cooper-Isow is a private equity associate, having been at Fried Frank since 2016. Qualifying in the same year in England and Wales, Cooper-Isow has six years’ post-qualification experience (PQE). He joins […]


White & Case funds partner exits for Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown has recruited White & Case’s head of its London funds and investment management practice. Matthew Griffin joined White & Case in 2014 as a partner in its global mergers and acquisitions and corporate practice. Previously, Griffin was an international counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton. He joins Mayer Brown as a partner in its corporate and […]

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Kirkland adds funds partner from Akin Gump

Kirkland & Ellis is strengthening the secondaries element of its London investment funds practice with the hire of a partner from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Partner Aleksander Bakic has joined Kirkland after three years at Akin Gump. He was previously at O’Melveny & Myers and advises private equity fund sponsors across multiple alternative […]

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Kirkland adds first London partner of 2022

Kirkland & Ellis has hired a new London partner to boost its regulatory ranks. The US firm has taken on James Roslington, who was most recently director of operations at Libya-Analysis, a consulting company focused on the country that specialises in sectors including maritime security, oil and energy. As part of the firm’s investment funds […]

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Kirkland funds partner moves to in-house role

A Kirkland & Ellis investment funds partner has moved to an in-house role at New York-based investment manager Pretium. Tana Wilner is to assume the role of vice president of legal and compliance at Pretium next week. In a statement, the fund manager said Wilner “will play an important role in supporting and growing our […]

New ESMA guidelines for fund marketing communications

ESMA has published its final report and Guidelines on Marketing Communications which set out disclosure principles and requirements for any communications which market funds to EU investors. The guidelines have been issued in the context of the new EU regime on the cross-border distribution of investment funds, which come into effect on 2 August 2021.

Fund Finance Update – Will Jersey’s new sustainable investment disclosure requirements aid ESG financing?

ESG. Unless you have been living under a rock these last 18 months (in hindsight probably not necessarily the worst place to have been) you will have heard these three letters over and over again. The hot topic of 2020 is carrying on full steam through the course of 2021 so far. While ESG investing has been gaining steady pace over the course of the last half decade, the use of ESG in financing arrangements has seen a recent proliferation.


Revealed: The largest funds practices in the City

Kirkland & Ellis has the largest investment funds practice in the City and has expanded the group’s headcount more significantly than any of its competitors over the past 12 months, new data from The Lawyer has revealed. The report, which will be released on The Lawyer’s Signal channel next week, shows that Kirkland has a […]