Kirkland & Ellis is happy to announce that Victor Levy has joined the Firm as a accomplice within the Investment Funds Group within the New York workplace.
Mr. Levy focuses on the formation and ongoing illustration of personal fairness funds and hedge funds. He has intensive experience representing home and global fund sponsors in structuring and establishing personal fairness funds centered on quite a lot of methods, together with credit score (spanning all sub-strategies throughout the credit score spectrum e.g., direct lending, distressed debt, non-performing and performing traded debt, excessive yield debt, particular conditions and structured credit score), actual property and infrastructure. Mr. Levy additionally advises sponsors establishing managed accounts and funds of 1, as well as in negotiating and structuring their inside accomplice compensation preparations. Mr. Levy frequently represents established managers sponsoring new funds, as well as high-quality rising managers sponsoring first-time funds, to spend money on U.S. and non-U.S. markets.
“Victor is an outstanding funds lawyer whose deep experience advising credit fund sponsors in particular will further strengthen our leading credit funds practice,” stated Sean Hill, an funding funds accomplice based mostly in Boston.
In 2020 alone, Kirkland’s funding funds group suggested on over 135 credit score funds for greater than 50 distinctive credit score sponsors.
Stephanie Berdik, an funding funds accomplice based mostly in Boston, added, “We are very excited to welcome Victor to our market-leading global funds platform.”
Mr. Levy has been acknowledged by The Legal 500 United States in its 2016 by 2021 editions, together with being ranked as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in its 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions for “Investment Fund Formation & Management − Private Equity Funds.” He acquired his regulation diploma from Fordham University School of Law.
Mr. Levy joins Kirkland from the New York workplace of Clifford Chance.
Kirkland is a world chief in offering subtle recommendation to funding fund sponsors, institutional buyers and different market members within the different funding fund house. Kirkland gives shoppers the unsurpassed assets of a giant, built-in, multidisciplinary, world crew situated throughout places of work within the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific. With greater than 450 devoted Investment Funds attorneys, few companies approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in funding funds authorized companies. Since January 2016, Kirkland has suggested over 1,000 funds with complete capital commitments in extra of $1.32 trillion.