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Solomon Wifa joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher

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Solomon Wifa has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher firm as a partner in then firm’s London office.

Wifa, a well-established investment funds lawyer with experience across a diverse range of asset classes, has represented sponsors in the formation of, and institutional investors with respect to their investments in, global private equity, hedge, buyout, mezzanine and venture capital funds. Wifa has advised on a wide range of secondary transactions involving private equity and hedge funds and on formation of emerging market funds investing in China, sub-Saharan Africa, India, Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe.  

“Sol’s addition is an important step forward for us and expands our asset management practice to the global stage,” says Barry Barbash, head of Willkie’s Asset Management Group. “At a time when regulatory challenges of all sorts faced by the asset management industry are on the rise, the combination of US and UK knowledge will allow us to provide comprehensive solutions to clients whose needs are both domestic and international.”   
“We are  delighted to welcome Sol to Willkie and to our London office,” says Peter Burrell, head of Willkie’s London office. “Our expansion in London continues to attract top talent, 
and Sol will be a key component in our growth. We expect to continue this expansion over the near term.”    

Wifa is Co-Chair of the African Venture Capital Association’s (AVCA) Legal & Regulatory Committee and a member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) Legal and Regulatory Council. He is ranked as a leading adviser by Chambers UK and was listed in The Lawyer’s 2013 “Hot 100 list,” among other recognitions. 

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