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Market-leading expertise in the formation of high-value private closed-end funds, including private equity funds such as growth, buyout and venture capital, as well as credit, real estate and special situations. Proven cross-regional capability, with fluency in Mandarin, Korean and Japanese. Also able to act for fund managers on secondary transactions.
One client considers the team "one of the top in the region" and states of the firm's lawyers: "I think highly of them on an interpersonal basis; they are quite pragmatic in their approach, with no issues with responsiveness."
Another client states: "We have not changed counsel or even shopped around for many years as the firm strikes an excellent balance of keeping the quality of work extremely high and, at the same time, stacking the team appropriately so that the price is reasonable."
Albert Cho is best known for assisting Korean clients in fund formation mandates. A client reports that he is "very commercial," while another client describes him as "very competent, technical, likeable, approachable and responsive."
John Fadely stands out for his accomplishment in the China and Japan markets. He has extensive experience in a wide range of fund formations. A client describes him as"a very clever lawyer," adding that he is "practical and offers solutions."