Sam Kay, described as one of the “leading private equity fund lawyers”, has joined Dechert in the UK as a partner.
Kay joins the financial services and investment management practice.
He specialises in fund formation work for a wide range of private equity firms across a range of investment strategies, including leveraged buyouts, real estate and infrastructure.
He also advises institutional investors about private equity funds.
According to Dechert, Kay has been distinguished as a “Global Leader” for private fund formation by Who’s Who Legal and ranked in Chambers UK in 2022. He was included in Real Deals’ list of the “Top 20 Most Influential” in private equity in 2022.
Kay said that as the private funds market becomes more sophisticated, financial institutions “need law firms with the strength and depth to support on a wide variety of advisory and transactional matters across a number of jurisdictions".
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