Nigel van Zyl is a partner and co-head of the Private Funds Group at Proskauer.
Nigel specializes in advising asset managers, institutional investors and investment advisors across the full spectrum of investment fund matters.
Praised for his keen business sense and practical approach, Nigel advises leading international fund managers on all aspects of their fund business, including the formation, raising, maintenance and ongoing operation and compliance of their investment funds. He also advises on internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, re-organizations and restructurings.
Nigel represents institutional investors, including fund of funds, sovereign wealth funds, and global asset managers, with respect to their investments into private equity and other alternative asset funds.
Nigel also advises buyers and sellers of secondary fund interests and the structures used for these transactions, including synthetic secondary and co-investment structures.
Nigel is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 and has been recognised as a market leading private equity funds lawyer by IFLR 1000.