London – Sidley is pleased to announce that Investment Funds partner Oren Gertner has moved to Sidley’s London office to join the firm’s Investment Funds group in Europe. Mr. Gertner has been a partner in the firm’s Global Investment Funds group since 2019.
Mr. Gertner focuses his practice on the forming, structuring, and offering of global large and mid-market private equity funds, hedge funds, sector-specific funds, secondary funds, and funds of funds. He represents prominent institutional investors in connection with their investments including co-investments. He also advises on structuring and negotiating a broad range of transactions in the secondary market, including GP-led secondary transactions, as well as drafting operating agreements and carry plans in connection with the formation of new investment management companies and spin-outs.
“With more than 20 years of experience in multiple jurisdictions around the world, Oren will add strength and depth to our London team,” said Michael Schmidtberger, Sidley’s Executive Committee Chair. “We have over 130 lawyers globally dedicated to investment funds, investment management, and derivatives work as we provide clients a truly global cross-border service offering, and Oren’s move to London will help us serve even more of our clients across the firm’s global platform.”
“Oren’s transfer to London comes at an exciting time for the firm as we continue to expand Sidley’s value proposition for private capital firms. Our London office has added nine new partners through lateral hires and internal promotions in the last twelve months,” said Tom Thesing, a member of Sidley’s Management and Executive Committees and managing partner of Sidley’s office in London.
Sidley has a premier, global practice in structuring and advising investment funds, advisers, and institutional private equity investors. The Investment Funds practice group serves virtually every type of investment fund and investment manager, as well as other market participants. Our advice also covers the broad scope of legal and compliance issues that are faced by funds, their advisers, and their boards under the laws and regulations of the various jurisdictions in which they operate.
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