Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Mark Mifsud, Kate Downey and Alexandra Conroy will join the Firm as partners in the Asset Management Practice, resident in the London office. Mr. Mifsud, Ms. Downey and Ms. Conroy advise fund sponsors and financial institutions across a broad range of asset classes, including private equity, venture and growth, infrastructure, credit and real estate. They also provide advice on carried interest, co-investment and other incentive arrangements.
"We are pleased to welcome Mark, Kate and Alex to Fried Frank's London office, where they will be instrumental in extending our premiere funds practice in the US to Europe and building a leading global funds practice," said David Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. "They are excellent lawyers with strong commercial sensibilities, and their track record of leadership and client service complements Fried Frank's commitment to helping our clients with their most sophisticated and challenging matters."
"Mark, Kate and Alex bring to Fried Frank strong technical skills, deep knowledge of the law and the market, and sound business judgment that clients need to navigate an increasingly complex environment," said Kenneth Rosh, head of the Fried Frank's Private Equity Funds Practice. "They share Fried Frank's values, which include intellectual vigor and partnering with our clients to come up with creative solutions, and they are an important part of the continued growth of our global funds practice."
Before joining Fried Frank, Mr. Mifsud, Ms. Downey and Ms. Conroy were private funds partners in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.
This team has extensive experience in advising private fund managers in relation to the structuring and establishment of a wide range of private investment funds. They have developed a market-leading practice, acting for high-profile European and global clients across a range of asset classes, with a particular focus on private equity, infrastructure, energy and credit.
Both Mr. Mifsud and Ms. Downey are consistently recognized as leading attorneys by Chambers UK, Legal 500 and other directories. Chambers has described Mr. Mifsud as "incredibly intelligent" and a "superb lawyer in this field," and they have described Ms. Downey as "extremely smart and effective" and a "go to lawyer for fund manager clients."