K&L Gates Straits Law LLC Adds Funds Partner in Singapore

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K&L Gates Straits Law LLC, the Singapore office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP, welcomes Ed Bennett as a partner to the firm’s asset management and investment funds practice.

Bennett joins the firm from Morgan Lewis Stamford, where he was a partner and co-leader of its Singapore investment management practice group.

Bennett has extensive experience advising on a wide range of investment fund and corporate transactional matters, including direct and co-investments by funds, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, secondary buyout, refinancing and fund formations.

He regularly works with fund managers and institutional investors across the globe on the structuring, establishment, and commitments to these funds.

After relocating to Singapore from London in 2011, Bennett has advised clients on complex transactions across Asia. He has focused his work on Southeast Asian cross-border corporate transactions and fund formations involving investment teams in the wider Asia-Pacific region, including involvement with offshore private equity investment in Indonesia.

“We are excited that Ed is joining our global asset management and investment funds practice,” said Michael Caccese, Chairman of K&L Gates and Co-Practice Area Leader of Asset Management & Investment Funds. “Ed’s years of experience and his creativity enables us to continue to enhance the level of services and creative counseling we deliver to our clients. Ed is well skilled in assisting clients on their highly sophisticated structuring and challenging regulatory issues.”

“We are thrilled to have Ed join our practice in Singapore,” said Sreenivasan Narayanan S.C., Managing Partner of K&L Gates Straits Law LLC. “Ed is an experienced and versatile lawyer who immediately bolsters our asset management and investment funds capability in Singapore. His deep understanding of cross-border equity investment transactions complements our well established global AMIF practice and he will help us offer more value and more comprehensive capabilities to our clients in the region. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

The arrival of Bennett follows the recent additions of fund partners Mathieu Volckrick and his team in Luxembourg, Daniel Greenaway in London, Scott Peterman and Sook Young Yeu in Hong Kong, Jacqueline Duval and Yasho Lahiri in New York, Kasey Lekander in Boston, and David Owen in San Francisco.

The firm has welcomed more than 90 partners and of counsel since the beginning of 2020, including in the firm’s corporate; health care; tax; commercial litigation; energy, infrastructure and resources; environment, land and natural resources; asset management and investment funds; IP procurement and portfolio management; IP litigation; real estate; government contracts; and investigations, enforcement and white collar practices.

K&L Gates’ asset management and investment funds practice is one of the largest and most experienced practices globally, and has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East devoted to assisting the investment management, funds, and professional investor communities.