Global law firm Ropes & Gray has appointed Emily Brown as partner in its asset management group.
European funds lawyer Brown has experience advising both institutional investors and sponsors on matters including fund investments, co-investments and fund formations.
She has also advised private equity and venture capital sponsors on fundraisings, managed accounts and the capital-raising process, alongside executive and employee co-investment arrangements, and the wider elements of operating a private funds business.
Brown will work closely with EMEA head of funds Tom Alabaster, who joined the firm’s London office in May 2020.
Alabaster commented: 'I am very much looking forward to working with Emily. She is a recognised leader in the market and her arrival adds to our momentum as we enhance our full-service private funds and asset management capability in EMEA. Emily is the perfect fit to continue this drive forward as we respond to a growing demand from our clients.'
Global head of the firm’s asset management group, Bryan Chegwidden, said: 'Emily’s broad investor and sponsor experience will further enhance our leading global investment funds platform, benefitting our clients as we guide them through an increasingly complex landscape. We’re delighted to have her on board.'
Brown will join Ropes & Gray's London office in April 2021.
The firm has over 300 lawyers dedicated to the asset management industry, including 30 based in London.