Paul Hastings Adds Paris Partner to Global Private Investment Funds Practice

January 09, 2023

PARIS - Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP announced today that investment funds lawyer Andras Csonka has joined the firm’s Paris office as a partner in the Private Investment Funds practice.

"We are delighted to welcome Andras Csonka to the Paris office. His arrival will enable us to meet all of our clients' needs and to pursue the development of this practice in Europe and internationally," said Olivier Vermeulen, chair of the Paris office.

Csonka's practice focuses on the creation and structuring of investment funds, particularly private equity, infrastructure, and real estate funds. He advises on the secondary sale and acquisition of fund portfolios and direct investments, as well as on the review of investment funds for French and international clients. For institutional clients, he advises on all aspects of their activities, including French and European regulatory issues, the authorization and monitoring of portfolio management companies, and the structuring of co-investments and carried interest plans for management teams.

The addition of Csonka expands the firm’s range of services in Paris and globally across the private funds space, including infrastructure and real estate funds, while also providing support throughout the entire cycle of their vehicles. His arrival continues the Paris office’s strong growth with the other additions, including Guilhem Bremond and his team in the Restructuring practice, Arthur de Baudry d'Asson and his team in the large-cap Private Equity practice, and Laurent Martinet and his team in the Litigation practice with a focus on Complex Commercial Litigation.

"I am truly honored to join Paul Hastings in Paris, a firm that is a renowned leader in transactional and financing work in the private equity sector for prestigious institutional clients. Developing the firm's Private Investment Funds in France and globally will allow me, in synergy with Paul Hastings' expertise, to offer a complementary service that meets clients' expectations and to fully contribute to the firm's development strategy in this sector," said Csonka.

Paul Hastings offers clients one of the industry’s most sophisticated Private Investment Funds practices,\ on both the fund sponsor and investor side, as well as 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.

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