Paul Hastings Adds London-Based Partner to Its Global Private Investment Funds Practice

August 02, 2021

London — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that experienced investment funds lawyer Ted Craig has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Private Investment Funds practice. He joins from Dentons, where he was head of the private funds practice in the UK.

“As our clients continue to seek out new avenues to raise capital in pursuit of growth, they require sophisticated legal counsel to help guide them through the risks and complexities of the global markets,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With his strong experience across the fund lifecycle, Ted is a valuable addition to our leading Private Investment Funds practice.”

“Paul Hastings has an outstanding story to tell about its upward momentum and strong growth in London and across the firm,” said Mr. Craig. “I am excited about the opportunity to join the firm’s leading global Private Investment Funds practice and collaborate with my new colleagues to grow my practice.”

Mr. Craig is a private funds lawyer with significant experience across fund formation, fund investments and fund transactions. He advises fund sponsors on the structuring and establishment of private funds and their related carried interest and co-investment programs. He also represents investors on private fund investments. In addition, he has particular experience advising on private fund transactions, including secondary transactions, fund restructurings, preferred equity solutions, co-investments and manager formation and spin-outs. Mr. Craig works on fund-related matters across all alternative asset classes, including private equity, private credit, venture capital, real estate and infrastructure.

Paul Hastings offers clients one of the industry’s most sophisticated Private Investment Funds practices, with expertise on both the fund sponsor and investor side and on secondaries/GP-leds. As strategic legal and business advisors, the firm’s lawyers are dedicated to advising clients on investment management, registered and private investment funds, alternative investment funds, and adviser and investment company registration, compliance, and operation. The team’s experience encompasses funds that employ a wide range of investment strategies, from infrastructure, energy, buyout, and venture capital to distressed debt, real estate, agriculture, fund of funds, and other alternative investment strategies. Paul Hastings has been named Europe Law Firm of the Year (Transactions) at the Global PERE Awards and Law Firm of the Year (Fund Formation) by Property Investor Europe.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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