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Amran Hanif

Associate, Corporate Department


Phone: 44-020-3023-5121
Fax: 44-020-3023-5421


Amran Hanif is an associate in the London office of Paul Hastings.

He represents managers and sponsors on the structuring and establishment of private investment funds investing in a range of alternative investment strategies including private equity, debt, infrastructure and real estate. He also advises on the carried interest and co-investment arrangements associated with such funds.

Drawing on his transactional background with financial institutions, a significant portion of his practice involves advising clients on secondary transactions, GP-led restructurings and co-investments, working closely with the corporate, banking and tax teams.

He also represents institutional investors, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies on their global investment programs.


  • University of Glasgow, Law (LLB – Hons)


  • Represented Pantheon Ventures on primary investments, co-investments, secondary transactions (buy and sell) and GP-led restructurings, including:
    • Acquisition of five European renewable and concession-based assets in Marguerite GP-led deal;
    • Avenue Capital Group GP-led deal; and
    • Tender offer of interests in Lyceum Capital (now Horizon Capital)
  • Represented Idinvest on the tender offer of interests with Pantheon Ventures in Lyceum Capital (now Horizon Capital) and on its participation as the cornerstone investor in Three Hills Capital Solutions I & II
  • Represented Janus Henderson (formerly Henderson Global Investors) on the transfer of mandates and fund interests in relation to the transfer of its property management business to a new global joint venture with TIAA
  • Represented Aviva Investors on the establishment of Aviva Investors UK Commercial Real Estate Senior Debt Fund
  • Represented Columbia Threadneedle on the establishment of multiple estate funds, in partnership with Citi, collectively holding over £1.5bn of assets
  • Represented InfraRed Capital Partners on the establishment of a yield fund that raised over £500m to acquire a fully seeded and diversified portfolio of operational infrastructure assets
  • Represented Ventiga Capital Partners on the creation of the management company (including the investment sourcing and advisory agreement with LGT) and the establishment of two deal-by-deal funds for two transactions
  • Represented Foundation Investment Partners on the establishment of their private equity business and subsequent launch of private equity focussed funds
  • Represented one of the largest UK Pension Schemes on two separate portfolio sales of private equity / venture capital fund interests to a total of eight different buyers for approximately US$650m
  • Represented West Midlands Pension Fund on the sale of a portfolio of private fund interests to Lexington Capital Partners
  • Represented the Trustees of the Kodak Pension Scheme on the sale of a portfolio of private fund interests to three institutional buyers
  • Represented KIKRBI A/S (the family office which owns Lego) on its European real estate and private equity investment program
  • Represented Russell Investments on its primary investment and GP-led restricting investment program, including the restructuring of its interest in the Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund
  • Represented a Saudi sovereign wealth fund on its global primary, co-investment and secondary investment program


  • Law Society of England

Practice Areas

Structured Credit
Private Investment Funds




England and Wales Solicitor


University of Glasgow, LL.B. 2003

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