Funds

Akin Gump brings in fifth O’Melveny lawyer this year

O’Melveny & Myers have lost two lawyers in London today, as merger negotiations with Allen & Overy continue to provide uncertainty for those still at the US firm. Jonathan Blake, a senior funds consultant, and Karen Ireland, a finance and capital markets counsel, have resigned from the firm and are the most recent in a […]

Hyundai Heavy Industries new international general counsel

Addleshaws and Weil Gotshal lead on Abraaj funds sale

A raft of firms including Addleshaw Goddard, DLA Piper, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Debevoise & Plimpton have scored roles on Actis’s acquisition of stakes in the Middle East’s former biggest buyout firm, Abraaj. Following Albraaj’s filing for provisional liquidation in the Cayman Islands in June 2018, it underwent a complicated unwinding process after a […]

Offices

Ex-Kirkland partner takes on funds role at Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin has rejuvenated its funds department with a new partner hire, following the exit of three of its members to Dechert in quick succession. The general counsel of Campbell Lutyens, Mateja Maher, is to join Sidley Austin’s investment funds group having moved in-house four years ago. Campbell Lutyens is a private equity advisory firm […]

O’Melveny duo reunited with Akin funds team

Two O’Melveny & Myers lawyers, including partner John Daghlian, have moved across to join their former colleagues at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Funds veteran Daghlian and counsel Mary Lavelle, who joins Akin Gump as a partner, have been reunited with Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn, who joined Akin Gump in March this year. […]

Conyers advises pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited in connection with its HK$126.5 million IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands legal advice to Pipeline Engineering Holdings Limited (the “Company”) in connection with its HK$126.5 million initial public offering of 230,000,000 shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (Stock code: 1865). The Company engages in infrastructural pipeline construction and related […]

Conyers advises START II Ltd and START Holding II Ltd in connection with its US$597 million asset backed securitisation

Conyers’ Bermuda office acted for the Issuers, START II Ltd and START Holding II Ltd, in respect of an asset backed securitisation (“ABS”) comprising three tranches of notes secured on a portfolio of 20 in-production aircraft on lease to 13 global airlines in 11 countries, with an appraised value of approximately US$597 million. The notes […]

Proskauer City partner joins flood of global exits to Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis has taken on a funds partner from Proskauer Rose’s London office, a day after securing a 20-strong team hire from its rival’s Los Angeles operations. Andrew Shore, who is making the move to the Gherkin, has been a partner in Proskauer’s fund team since 2017 when he was promoted. News of the […]

O’Melveny loses City funds duo to Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is hiring two funds partners from O’Melveny & Myers ahead of the latter firm’s proposed tie-up with Allen & Overy. The Lawyer can reveal that Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn are joining Akin Gump as its first dedicated UK-qualified private equity funds partners in the City. Akin Gump currently […]

Thiha Tun

Akin funds partner resurfaces at Dechert

Funds partner Thiha Tun has left Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld for Dechert’s City office, the latest in a number of lateral hires for the firm. Tun is a former Bingham McCutchen partner, and was previously at Herbert Smith Freehills where he made partner in 2005. When Bingham was on the cusp of its […]

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