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Proskauer hires new regulatory specialist in London

Kirsten Lapham is to join international law firm Proskauer as a partner in its Global Private Funds Practice in London.

Nigel van Zyl, co-head of the Private Funds Group, says: “Kirsten’s arrival marks another key development for our team.
“The regulatory landscape for our clients is increasingly complex. Kirsten’s extensive asset management experience further deepens our client offering in this area.”
Lapham advises on a variety of financial services regulatory and compliance issues. Her practice has a specific emphasis on the asset management sector, advising on the regulatory issues arising under the AIFMD and MiFID II for a range of EU and indirectly impacted firms outside of the EU. Lapham also advises on the regulatory issues that impact M&A transactions, representing some of the largest alternative investment managers.
Prior to joining Proskauer, Lapham worked at Ropes & Gray.
Alongside Lapham’s appointment, Aranpreet Randhawa is to join Proskauer as Special Funds Counsel. Randhawa advises fund managers on a range of matters, including fundraising and fund structuring, spin-outs, co-investments, secondary transactions, end of life restructuring and fund maintenance. Randhawa has led on multiple European fundraises of both onshore and offshore buyout, infrastructure and real estate funds.
Randhawa joins Proskauer from Linklaters.
“It’s been an exciting time at Proskauer over the past few months, with a number of new arrivals to further enhance our global private funds platform,” says London Managing Partner Mary Kuusisto. “I’m delighted to welcome both Kirsten and Aranpreet to the team. Their expertise will be of great value to our fund clients.”

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