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Sidley Austin adds partner in New York funds practice

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Sidley Austin has appointed Oren Gertner as a partner in the firm’s premier Investment Funds practic in New York. Gertner joins from Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he was in the firm’s Corporate department, practicing in the Investment Management group.

“Over the past two years, Sidley has prioritised the growth and development of our private equity funds and other illiquid private funds capabilities, particularly within international money centres like New York,” says William D Kerr, global leader of Sidley’s Investment Funds practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “The arrival of Oren, who is an exemplary talent in private fund formation, reinforces that Sidley is recognised as a destination to grow a thriving practice.” 

Gertner focuses his practice on the forming, structuring and offering of domestic and international large and mid-market private equity funds, hedge funds, sector-specific funds, secondary funds and funds of funds. He advises on structuring and negotiating a broad range of transactions in the secondary market, including GP-led secondary transactions, as well as drafting operating agreements and carry plans in connection with the formation of new investment management companies and spin-outs. Gertner also counsels clients on state and federal securities laws related to fund formations and offerings. 

“Oren’s stellar private equity experience and capabilities align perfectly with our growth strategy in the New York market,” says Sam Gandhi, managing partner of Sidley’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We feel fortunate that our platform continues to attract lawyers whose skill and reputation place them at the top of their respective practices.”

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