Skadden Launches Investment Management Practice in London With Hire of Stephen Sims

LONDON, September 21, 2011 - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates is launching an investment management practice in London with the hire of partner Stephen Sims. 

Mr. Sims joins Skadden from a corporate law firm and brings a wealth of experience in investment management and funds formation. He advises fund managers and investors on the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds, especially private equity and real estate funds. Mr. Sims is recommended as a leading lawyer in Who’s Who Legal and Chambers UK.

Skadden’s Executive Partner Eric Friedman said, “We are delighted that Stephen has decided to join us. The decision to add investment management expertise to our European practice follows strong client demand. Lawyers of Stephen’s profile and calibre are highly sought after and we look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Investment management skills will bring vital capabilities to Skadden in Europe at a time when the pooling and deployment of private capital across a range of sectors is becoming ever more fundamental. Private equity, hedge funds, family offices and sovereign wealth are all target growth areas for the European offering, complementing our leading Investment Funds Practice in the United States and the UK private equity and tax practices.