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Davis Polk adds private funds partner to team


Davis Polk has appointed Michael S Hong as a partner in the firm’s Investment Management Group in New York, focusing on private equity fund formation.

Hong comes to Davis Polk from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he was a partner in their Private Funds Group. He advises sophisticated private fund managers across all asset classes in their most complex, high-value transactions, including fund formation and ongoing investment-related advice. Hong also has extensive experience with sales, purchases and joint ventures involving alternative asset managers.
 
“We welcome Michael to our distinguished Investment Management Group,” says Thomas J Reid, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “His addition will enhance the resources available to our clients seeking premier fund formation advice.”
 
Davis Polk has a preeminent practice advising on the formation, operation and regulation of public and private funds, and has advised many of the largest and most sophisticated advisers and investors in the market. In addition, Davis Polk has exceptionally broad experience in dealing with the SEC, CFTC and other regulators to provide clients with creative solutions to their regulatory and compliance issues.
 
Hong says: “I am honoured and delighted to be joining Davis Polk. The firm has a stellar reputation for investment management work, as well as a talented and market-leading group of lawyers.”
 
Nora Jordan, head of Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group, says: “Michael will be a key member of our growing private equity practice,” said “He has impressive experience in both private equity fund formation and private equity M&A. That experience will be immensely valuable to our clients.”

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