London — Mayer Brown is delighted to announce the arrival of investment funds lawyer Matthew Griffin, who has joined the firm's Corporate & Securities practice in London as a partner.
"The funds and investment management market continues to be a global strategic priority for us and we are committed to strengthening our capabilities in Asia, Europe and the US in order to further support our asset management and financial institution clients," said Perry Yam, co-leader of the global Corporate & Securities practice at Mayer Brown. "Following the recent arrival of investment funds partner Paul Moloney in Hong Kong, Matthew's appointment signals the expansion of our fund and investment management capabilities in Europe. He has considerable leadership skills and brings more than two decades of fund formation and investment management experience in various jurisdictions, which will be of huge benefit to investor clients pursuing global strategies."
Matthew advises on fund formations and fund investments across illiquid and liquid asset classes in Europe and around the world for sponsors, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. His practice also includes advising on co-investments, secondary transactions, carried interest arrangements and other complex fund related matters, including fund restructurings, continuation funds and liquidity events. Matthew joins Mayer Brown from White & Case, where he was head of the London funds and investment management practice. He has also worked in the investment funds practices of three leading international law firms and as an actuarial adviser for a large financial services company.
"We continue to attracted high calibre lateral partners to the London office who will further the success of our global finance capabilities," said Dominic Griffiths, Mayer Brown's London managing partner. "Matthew's appointment builds on that investment. He is a trusted advisor to some of the largest investment managers and sovereign wealth funds and has the right combination of leadership skills and international experience to help use realize our ambitious growth plans for funds and asset management in London."
“Matthew’s arrival, alongside recent additions to the investment funds team in the US and Asia, illustrates the continued growth in our global investment funds practice, which is a central strategic focus of the firm and the Corporate & Securities practice,” said Tim Nosworthy, an investment funds partner in Mayer Brown’s Corporate & Securities practice in London.
Matthew said: "Mayer Brown is an impressive firm and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to shape and contribute to the future success of the fund formation and investment management practice in London and Europe."