Morgan Lewis has appointed private funds lawyer Noel Ainsworth as a partner in its Business & Finance practice in the London office. He will join Morgan Lewis in the New Year from the London office of Simmons and Simmons.
Ainsworth focuses on all aspects of private investment funds and investment management. His practice involves the formation and operation of private investment funds including private equity, credit and distressed credit, clean energy, infrastructure, real estate and hybrid funds; the formation and operation of funds of funds and secondary funds; sales and purchases of fund interests in the secondary markets, and the representation of investors in private investment funds. He works with fund management teams on the establishment of new fund management businesses including advising Gartmore on the GBP4.1bn Hermes GPE funds merger.
”At a time when more than 50% of US funds work involves Europe, Noel is an important addition to our team not only for our clients in Europe, but for our global capability as a whole,” says Louis Singer, leader of the Private Investment Funds team at Morgan Lewis. “His experience in Europe, paired with our sizeable team around the world offers clients a tremendous resource.”