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Salim N. Azzam

Of Counsel, Corporate Department


Salim Azzam is Of Counsel in the Investment Management Group of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  Mr. Azzam focuses on private fund formation, advising investment management firms in connection with the formation, structuring, marketing, management, and regulatory compliance of U.S. and non-U.S. private funds.  He also regularly advises institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, fund-of-funds, private and public pension funds, and wealth aggregators (and their feeder funds), in connection with their investments in all classes of private funds, with a particular focus on co-investment arrangements.  Mr. Azzam also advises investors in connection with secondary transactions, including purchases, divestments, and recapitalizations.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Salim worked with international law firms in New York and abroad.

Practice Areas

Investment Management
Private Investment Funds
ESG & Impact
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Impact Investing


Arabic (Standard)


California Bar
New York Bar


St. John's University School of Law, J.D. 2007
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. 2002

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