Reed Smith adds funds partner to Global Corporate Group in London

Global law firm Reed Smith has appointed Shervin Shameli as a partner in its Global Corporate Group and London office. This latest hire marks the tenth partner to join the firm’s Global Corporate Group across EME in 2020.

Shameli has over thirteen years’ experience in the funds space and joins from MJ Hudson, a specialist funds focused firm, where he was head of private funds at MJ Hudson Law. He has also previously worked at Proskauer Rose and SJ Berwin,  and has undertaken secondments with Universities Superannuation Scheme and the European Investment Fund.

 
Shameli’s practice is focused on advising fund managers on the structuring, establishment and operation of private investment funds, co-investment funds and carried interest arrangements, on an international basis. He also has considerable experience advising institutional investors making investments into and co-investments alongside private investment funds.
 
Delphine Currie, co-chair of Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group, commented: “Shervin is very well regarded in the funds space and a says addition to the team. He has extensive experience of working directly with private equity funds and investors and has excellent synergies with our funds finance, transactional private equity, tax and regulatory teams.”
 
Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing partner, adds: “We are very pleased to welcome Shervin to the London office. He is a talented practitioner with an entrepreneurial approach, proven by his ability to build a strong practice and develop a cohesive team.”
 
Shameli says: “Reed Smith is a standout name in the market and for good reason; it’s a firm with a wealth of talent and a truly collaborative global platform. I look forward to working with my new colleagues and further developing my practice.”
 
Reed Smith’s Global Corporate Group covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law and spans the firm’s 30 offices.

The EME corporate practice has undergone significant growth over the past few years. So far in 2020, the firm has opened a new European office with five competition, regulatory and trade partners consisting of Christian Filippitsch from Norton Rose Fulbright, Isabelle Rahman from Sheppard Mullin, Geert Goeteyn from Shearman & Sterling, Yves Melin from Steptoe & Johnson and Wim Vandenberghe from Deloitte Legal. They were also joined by one counsel and two associates. In addition, the group welcomed corporate partners Sam Webster in London, Adela Mues in Dubai and Caroline Ledoux in Paris and competition partner Ross Mackenzie in London.