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Freshfields launches new global financial investors group

International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a new global financial investors group to deliver a fully integrated offering to global financial investors, including Private Equity, Infrastructure Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) and Alternative Capital Providers (ACPs).

Led by corporate partners Ludwig Leyendecker (pictured) and David Higgins, the new group will bring together multidisciplinary teams that are at the cutting edge of complex multijurisdictional financial investor transactions, and support clients around the world by delivering a full service practice with deep finance, M&A and anti-trust capabilities.
‘Freshfields is consistently regarded as the firm of choice for complex cross border financial transactions. As we continue to see an increase in major global financial investors converging their investment strategies and diversifying their investment portfolios by operating on a global basis, it’s essential that we adapt our own offering to match even more closely their need for cutting edge expertise on what are typically ground-breaking and business-critical mandates,’ says Leyendecker.
Higgins says: ‘We are the first global law firm to launch a bespoke group to service the unique needs of global financial investors and bring together market leading practices that have a track record, across private equity, infra-funds, SWF and ACPs that few firms can match.’
‘It is the benefit of further integrating these capabilities and having our people fully attuned to the needs, risks and opportunities for global financial investors that will represent the greatest value add for our clients,’ he continued.
The new group will comprise around 100 partners and more than 200 associates operating worldwide.


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