Mr. Alabaster has been named as one of Private Fund Management’s 30 under 40 in fund formation. He has been described as “quickly becoming US managers’ go-to adviser for AIFMD guidance."

Latham & Watkins’ 'depth of experience and expertise is difficult to beat.' 
- Legal 500 UK 2016: Private Funds

Tom Alabaster is an "incredibly supportive and super creative" funds specialist. He concentrates on AIFMD counselling and high-profile formations. Sources say he is "very good at picking up the important points and producing an actionable work product."
- Chambers UK 2017 

Tom Alabaster

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Tom Alabaster is a corporate partner and a member of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice. Mr. Alabaster represents investment fund sponsors, investors and other market participants in Europe and internationally, maintaining a particular focus on US institutions operating in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Alabaster’s practice focuses on fund formation, investment firm structuring, joint ventures, sponsor equity, carry and governance issues and the related on-going regulatory and compliance issues.

Mr. Alabaster’s clients include:

  • Ares Management
  • Evercore Partners
  • General Electric
  • L Catterton
  • LaSalle Investment Management
  • Onex Corporation
  • Riverstone
  • Technology Crossover Ventures
  • The Carlyle Group

Mr. Alabaster is consistently recognized for his work in investment funds and was recently named as one of Private Fund Management’s 30 under 40 in fund formation. Before Latham, Mr. Alabaster served as a senior funds counsel at The Carlyle Group and as Carlyle’s Chief Compliance Officer for Europe and Africa. Prior to Carlyle, he practiced investment management law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.

Mr. Alabaster is the consulting editor of "Global Investment Funds, A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds," Global Law and Business, July 2016.  

  • Bar Qualification
    • England and Wales (Solicitor)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2003
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2002
    • BSc in Politics, University of Bristol, 2001
      (with Honours)
    • English
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