“Absolutely top quality”Chambers UK 2019

Nick Benson

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Nick Benson is a member of the firm’s global Investment Funds Group and has more than 20 years’ experience of advising sponsors and investors on the formation and operation of private investment funds and related transactions. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in this field by Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR, and Who’s Who Legal.

Drawing on more than two decades of funds experience, Mr. Benson advises clients on all aspects of the formation and operation of investment funds. He delivers thoughtful and commercially focused counsel to a variety of market participants, including leading financial institutions, investment firms, and sovereign wealth funds. His work also encompasses a full array of investment areas, including the buyout, venture, technology, infrastructure, and credit spaces.

Mr. Benson’s practice includes:

  • Fund formation
  • Establishment of bespoke investment mandates and investment managers/advisors
  • Secondary transactions, including GP-led transactions, pre-invested funds, fund restructurings, and LP portfolio sales
  • Ownership transitions and strategic partnerships
  • Fund governance and related matters

Mr. Benson also maintains an active pro bono practice, including by advising charities on corporate and partnership matters. He also volunteers at legal aid centers, offering advice to individuals.

Mr. Benson currently serves as the firm’s UK Money Laundering Reporting Officer (AML).

Representative clients* include:

  • 3i
  • Actis
  • AlbaCore Capital
  • Arcus Infrastructure
  • Ardian
  • ASK Capital
  • Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.’s private equity division
  • Avendus Capital
  • BC Partners
  • Boyu Capital
  • Capvis AG
  • Carlyle Strategic Partners
  • Charterhouse
  • China Life
  • Citic Capital
  • Cornerstone Private Equity
  • Flashpoint Venture Capital
  • Fortress Investments
  • FSN Capital
  • Harwood Private Equity
  • ICBC
  • KSA Public Investment Fund
  • Nalanda Capital
  • Partners Group
  • Primary Capital
  • Quadriga Capital
  • Rockspring
  • Standard Life
  • Tata Capital
  • Temasek
  • Waterland

*Including fund formation mandates handled prior to joining Latham

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