Freshfields boosts non-public capital group in London


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has named Mary Lavelle as a brand new associate on its non-public capital group and world transactions apply in London.

She may even be appointed as world co-head of the legislation agency’s non-public funds and secondaries (PFS) group alongside Tim Clark within the US.

She joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, with expertise advising funding managers and monetary establishments on a broad vary of funding fund formation and asset administration issues, in addition to non-public equity-driven transactions utilizing fund constructions and investor illustration on fund investments and co-investments.

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She has additionally suggested secondary consumers and sellers on a variety of transactions, together with portfolio gross sales and GP-led continuation fund offers, with secondaries expertise in a number of asset courses together with non-public credit score.

“I’m delighted to welcome Mary to our London group and world transactions apply,” stated London transactions head, Andrew Hutchings. “She’s going to work intently with Tim Clark to drive ahead the expansion of our non-public funds and secondaries group specifically to be able to improve additional the supply of fantastic shopper service. This newest appointment kinds a part of the agency’s wider plan for strategic development within the non-public capital area.”

Clark added: “Mary is a extremely skilled secondaries and fund formation lawyer with a formidable market status and observe report. Her secondaries and funds apply will complement our world M&A, non-public capital, and company apply. I’m very happy to welcome her to our rising group and stay up for working intently along with her as PFS apply co-heads in constructing a number one PFS apply inside the agency’s world footprint.”

Various legislation companies have been increasing their non-public capital groups of late. Goodwin yesterday introduced that it has employed credit score fund skilled John Anderson as a associate, becoming a member of its non-public funding funds apply.

And Morrison Foerster has appointed Tammy C. Davies as a associate in its finance group in New York to spice up its different credit score experience.


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