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News Banking & Finance 11th Aug 2022

Freeths strengthen with a new appointment set to lead a London Private Funds team

Leading national law firm, Freeths LLP, has strengthened its offering with the appointment of Partner George Metcalfe from Simmons & Simmons to lead the Private Funds Team. This latest appointment will see George establish a new team in London, while working alongside colleagues across the firm.

Chris Freeston, Head of Banking & Finance said: “We are delighted to welcome George to Freeths. George brings with him a wealth of experience to expand the firm’s offering. George’s appointment will enable us to provide expert advice in this important area and is an ideal strategic fit with our current offering and clients. George is another example of our commitment to recruit and retain the highest calibre lawyers and provide first class advice to our impressive range of clients. We know George will be a valuable addition to the firm.”

With over 10 years’ experience, George advises fund managers establishing new investment funds, specialising in infrastructure, credit, private equity, venture capital, real estate and impact funds. In addition, he advises on co-investments, funds of one and managed accounts, co-GP structures, secondary transactions, and investment management issues generally. George also advises on carried interest, GP-co-invest and executive incentive arrangements.

As well as acting for managers, George has also advised many institutional clients on their primary and secondary investments in private funds, co-investment vehicles and bespoke management arrangements with fund managers.

During his career George has worked in London and Hong Kong and has extensive experience of transactions across the UK, EMEA and APAC markets. He has also spent time on secondment at large institutional asset management firms.

George commented “I am delighted to join Freeths to lead its private funds practice. The firm has gone from strength to strength in recent years and I’m very excited to be a part of its future. With its deep sector expertise, geographic presence and fantastic people, the firm is well positioned to provide fund managers and investors with a new, entrepreneurial and solutions focussed practice that works for clients”.  

Chris Freeston

Author: Chris Freeston

National Head of Banking & Finance and Managing Partner - Nottingham

Author: George Metcalfe


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