K&L Gates Continues New York Office Growth with Asset Management and Investment Funds Partner Addition

22 January 2020
New York - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Yasho Lahiri as an asset management and investment funds partner in the New York office. He arrives at K&L Gates from DLA Piper, and is the second new partner to join the firm’s New York office this week, following yesterday’s announcement of corporate partner Steven M. Olenick.

Lahiri focuses his practice on the representation of fund sponsors, including private equity, credit, infrastructure, venture capital, and hedge funds in the United States and globally. He advises clients on a range of fund issues comprising structuring and formation, seed capital arrangements, acquisitions of new investment strategies, joint ventures, distribution agreements, and exits through sales to strategic buyers, as well as on funds in such areas as renewable energy, clean technology, and insurance. In addition, he has represented sponsors of several cutting-edge products, such as the first private fund established to own “names” in the Lloyds of London insurance market and the first investment vehicle to allow U.S. retail investors to participate in carbon credit investments.

He also represents institutional investors in establishing and managing their relationships with the sponsors of alternative investment products. His investor side clients have included sovereign wealth funds, state pension funds, insurance companies, reinsurers, family offices and corporate pension plans.

From 2001 to 2005, Lahiri served as general counsel to investment fund management company Quantitative Financial Strategies, Inc.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Yasho to K&L Gates and our asset management and investment funds practice,” said Michael Caccese, chairman of K&L Gates’ management committee and a leader of the firm’s financial services practice area. “His impressive experience and practice covers the entire waterfront of issues faced by fund managers and sponsors; his addition will provide an immense benefit to our current and future fund clients.”

John A. Bicks, managing partner of K&L Gates’ New York office, commented: “Yasho brings a well-honed and respected practice to the firm, further expanding our capabilities in the fund sponsor space in the U.S. and globally. We’re excited to welcome him to the firm and continue the growth of the New York office.”

Along with Olenick, Lahiri’s arrival also follows the additions of aviation finance partner Elizabeth Evans to the New York office in late 2019 and fellow asset management and investment funds counsel David C. Owen in the San Francisco office in early January.

K&L Gates’ asset management and investment funds practice is one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States and globally and has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia devoted to assisting the investment management and professional investor communities. The practice is ranked in U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ annual “Best Law Firms” report as a top-tier practice for “Mutual Funds Law” and “Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law,” with K&L Gates also recognized as the corporate “Law Firm of the Year” for 2020.
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