LONDON, October 15, 2020 – We are delighted to announce that Proskauer’s Private Funds Group has once again been voted Law Firm of the Year – Fund Structuring in this year’s Unquote British Private Equity Awards. The team had previously won the award in 2019, the awards showcase innovation, resilience and excellence within the UK private equity industry.
With hundreds of entries each year, the Proskauer team was noted for its depth and breadth of expertise and standout global practice. Over the past year the team have advised on 32 fund formations targeting €19.9 billion+ in commitments led from our London office.
Nigel van Zyl, partner and co-head of the Private Funds Group, comments, “This award is very near and dear to us as it is voted for by our clients and the industry. We’re delighted to have once again been recognised for our work and would like to thank our clients who continue to trust us with their strategic and innovative projects and fundraisings. 2020 has been a year full of challenges and opportunities for everyone, this award is a testament to our team’s hard work, commitment and commercial agility. We are honoured to receive this recognition.”
Since January 2019, Proskauer’s global Private Funds Group have advised on the formation of over 175 funds and vehicles exceeding $59 billion in target commitments. The team have also advised on 700+ primary investments representing more than $14 billion in commitments and 150+ secondary transactions with total deal values of over $20 billion.
Our Private Funds Group offers a complete package of services to private investment funds and investors, with a dynamic interdisciplinary global team of 150+ lawyers. Our group consistently ranks as a top-tier practice in leading industry publications, including as one of the top five “most active law firms” for sponsor-side fund formations, and as a top law firm for secondaries transactions. We advise across the asset class on the full range of matters, going beyond fund formation and fund raisings. We act as outside general counsel to our clients, advising on internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, reorganizations and fund restructurings. We also represent a range of institutional investors on their alternative investment programs.