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What the team is known for Frequently advises clients on fund formation matters across a broad spectrum of asset classes. Adept in advising on a wide array of fund work, from fund-raisings and acquisitions to secondary investments and co-investments. Able to leverage the firm's strong New York funds offering to advise its European alternative asset manager and private equity sponsor client base.

Strengths Sources highlight the "excellent team," noting that the lawyers are "responsive, available and easy to work with."

Work highlights Advised RoundShield Partners on the raising of its third European special opportunities fund, which closed at its hard cap of EUR500 million.

Notable practitioners

Clients remark that
Kate Downey
is "extremely knowledgeable, focuses on the relevant issues" and is "practical and responsive." Her practice encompasses the formation of global and European-focused private equity, debt, infrastructure and real estate funds.


Mark Mifsud
is hailed for his long-standing expertise in the formation of private equity funds. Clients observe that "he brings vast experience" and is "very commercial."