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Benelux firm plumps for Paris for slice of global funds market

Luxembourg-headquartered funds firm Elvinger Hoss Prussen has expanded its European presence for the first time with a new office opening. The firm has launched an outfit in Paris as it seeks opportunities amid the French capital’s growing importance to the global funds market. The new Paris office opened its doors in late July, with a […]


The Passport: Inside Travers’ Luxembourg play

Welcome once again to The Passport, your guide to all of the European legal market’s most important developments. This week we turn our attentions to Travers Smith as it launches its first-ever country-specific desk; the key issue facing Pinsent Masons’ Dublin operation; and why infrastructure hires are big business across the Continent. Travers Smith’s Luxembourg […]

Sidley funds duo exit for Latham

As the recruitment market slows ahead of the summer break, Latham & Watkins is pushing ahead with City expansion once more by hiring a funds duo from Sidley Austin. Mateja Maher joins after four years as a partner at Sidley. Prior to that Maher was general counsel of private capital adviser Campbell Lutyens. He trained […]

MJ Hudson fallout: 11-strong team finds new home

Texas-headquartered law firm Haynes & Boone has hired 11 London and Belfast-based professionals from collapsed boutique funds firm MJ Hudson. It has picked up three partners, Karma Samdup who joins as head of private funds and venture based in London, as well as venture capital partners Andrew Pannell and Ronan McCann. The partners are taking […]

Firms pick off MJ Hudson partners as winding-up deadline looms

City law firms have begun to benefit from the collapse of boutique funds firm MJ Hudson, snapping up partners before the legal division wraps up for good. Andrew Mills has joined Burges Salmon as a partner in the corporate and M&A team. He had spent nearly 10 years at MJ Hudson, where he was a […]

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Proskauer boosts City office top line to new peak

Total revenue in Proskauer’s City office rose by 6 per cent in 2022, with its work for the firm’s core asset manager client base taking turnover from last year’s peak of $124.5m to a new record of $132.2m. The rise is in line with a similar 6.1 per cent increase globally, with Proskauer’s firmwide revenue […]

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Another loss for Travers as investment funds head exits

The head of Travers Smith’s investment funds group has left the firm for Dechert. Sam Kay has been a partner at Travers since 2008, joining the firm as a trainee a decade before. He specialises in fund formation work for a wide range of private funds and asset management clients, predominantly in the private equity, […]

Travers exits continue as duo join Simpson Thacher

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has boosted its funds team with two partners from Travers Smith. Ed Ford and Sacha Gofton-Salmond are joining Simpson Thacher’s London office, focused on secondaries transactions. Ford qualified at Travers in 2013, making partner in 2021, while Gofton-Salmond’s trajectory is very similar. She made partner in 2022, having qualified in 2010. […]

Kirkland funds partner leaves for Goodwin

Goodwin Procter has snapped up a private equity and investment funds partner from Kirkland & Ellis. Jacqueline Eaves has spent nearly four years as a partner at the US firm, where she focused on advising private investment funds on a range of complex business transactions in the secondary market. Before joining Kirkland, Eaves spent four […]


Nordic Capital reaps rewards of legal function overhaul

Private equity house Nordic Capital closed its largest-ever fund last month, with the firm’s recent expansion leading to a doubling in headcount of its legal team and support from the likes of Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case. The fund hit its high cap of €9bn and exceeded internal expectations about what could be […]