Fund Management

International Law Firm Appoints Funds, Tax Partners

Bob Reynolds 31 July 2007

International Law Firm Appoints Funds, Tax Partners

International law firm Morgan Lewis has appointed new funds and tax partners for its London office. The firm, which moved to St Paul's Churchyard two weeks ago, has engaged Saloni Joshi as funds partner and Kate Habershon as a tax partner. Ms Joshi joins the firm from the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton and was previously at Linklaters. She specialises in private equity, hedge and real estate investment fund formation and corporate M&A transactions. Recent transactions include advising Gartmore Investment Management in relation to the launch of its European fund of funds and The Carlyle Group in relation to the €4 billion European buyout fund. She will join the London funds group, part of the firm’s private investment funds practice which is led in New York by Louis Singer. The funds group specialises in both fund formation and investment for US and international investors and represents every type of private investment fund, including buyout, venture capital, real estate opportunity, corporate governance, hedge, distressed assets and mezzanine funds as well as publicly listed funds. Ms Habershon was previously with the London office of US law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. She trained and worked in the tax department at Freshfields in London. She then worked in the international tax group at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and then Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Sydney, Australia before returning to the UK. She specialises in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, acquisition and structured finance, private equity, hedge funds and executive compensation.

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