Global law firm Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Leith Moghli as a partner in the firm’s global private equity and investment funds practice, based in London. Moghli joins Reed Smith from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in and a founding member of the firm’s funds practice in London.
Moghli advises global and European fund sponsors and financial institutions on the formation of their investment vehicles across a broad range of strategies and asset classes, with a particular emphasis on private equity, venture infrastructure, natural resources, energy, secondary and debt funds. He also counsels fund managers on carried interest, co-investment and other incentive arrangements, including leveraged co-investments and separate account arrangements.
Moghli has considerable experience advising on a broad range of complex international private equity transactions, including cornerstone fund investments, joint ventures, secondary portfolio acquisitions, synthetic secondaries, first time funds, fund and management company spin outs and restructurings, and other general corporate matters.
’Leith’s credentials and experience with leading sponsors and investment houses bolsters our highly respected funds team, in particular on the fund formation side of our business’ said Edward Estrada, chair of Reed Smith’s financial industry group. ’Leith’s addition deepens our bench and is part of our continuing drive for strategic growth in our global funds practice which provides world-class counsel to clients across a variety of asset classes, including real estate, transportation, credit, private equity and infrastructure. We are delighted to welcome him aboard.’
London managing partner Andrew Jenkinson said: ’As an integral part of our global private equity and investment funds practice, our team in London has built a strong reputation. Leith brings extensive experience in fund formation, and strengthens our capabilities in the funds sector. We are delighted to welcome him on board as part of our team.’
Leith holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Durham and qualified as a solicitor with PWC Legal.