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Proskauer continues expansion of Global and London Corporate Practice

Proskauer has continued the expansion of its global corporate practice and London office with the addition of Peter McGowan, who will join the firm as a partner.  

McGowan has broad-based experience in UK and EU regulatory matters governing the full range of corporate transactions, as well as funds structuring across private equity, retail, real estate and hedge funds. He advises on outsourcing, M&A, fund administration and custody arrangements in the investment management sector and counsels principals and agents in the investment services industry on private stock lending, foreign exchange and derivative trading arrangements. McGowan will join Proskauer from Berwin Leighton Paisner in London, where he is a Partner.

“Peter’s knowledge of the complexities of the regulatory landscape and its impact on transactions, investments and operations across the private investment funds space will make him an important strategic addition to our practice,” says Mary Kuusisto, head of Proskauer’s London office and a member of its Private Investment Funds Group and Tax Department.

Robin Painter, co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and co-head of its Private Investment Funds Group, notes that the breadth of McGowan’s skill set will be a key asset as the market becomes increasingly complex. “As our clients located and doing business in Europe face a constantly evolving regulatory framework and the advent of sweeping new rules and directives, Peter will be an important resource in helping them to navigate change and build future success for their funds, investments and portfolio companies,” she says.
McGowan will be the latest addition to Proskauer’s global Corporate Department and London transactional practice, which in recent weeks have welcomed Russell T Carmedy and Michael Nouril in London, who focus on private equity and M&A matters, Seung Chong and Jeremy Leifer (Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity), Gene Buttrill (Capital Markets) and Jay C S Tai (Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity) in Hong Kong, and Frank Zarb (Capital Markets, Finance) in Washington, DC.
Proskauer’s Corporate Department consists of more than 240 lawyers worldwide counseling clients in sophisticated financial transactions and daily business and regulatory matters. The group’s core practice areas include finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, fund formation, and bankruptcy and restructuring. Proskauer’s experience includes: public and private mergers and acquisitions; public securities offerings, including IPOs; venture capital and fund transactions, including formation of private equity funds and leveraged buy-out funds, and investments by institutional and private investors; private placement of securities and private financing; and leveraged buy-outs and structured finance.

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