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Linklaters has��made a key addition to��its City��investment management��group, with the��hire��of Latham & Watkins investment funds co-head Tom Alabaster.
Alabaster, a specialist private equity fund formation lawyer, has been at Latham since��2014, when <a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2014/04/23/latham-watkins-hires-carlyle-lawyer-as-a-partner-in-london/">he joined from the Carlyle Group</a>. He will join Linklaters next month.
At the private equity firm he was a��senior counsel, working in both London and New York, focusing on issues such as fund formation, marketing and structuring,��as well as various EMEA regulatory and compliance matters. He was also previously an associate at Slaughter and May and Debevoise & Plimpton.
He has a particular focus on advising US institutions operating in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The hire of Alabaster is part of a new strategic focus on financial sponsors and funds for Linklaters.
Investment management��head Matthew Keogh said: ���Tom is one of the UK���s brightest young private equity fund formation lawyers, with specialist global expertise that sits squarely at the heart of the private equity and financial sponsor sectors.
"His cross-Atlantic experience and global outlook make him a perfect addition to our team, supporting our continual prioritisation of financial sponsors and investors.���
Other recent London lateral hires for Linklaters include <a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/05/22/linklaters-boosts-london-restructuring-team-with-ropes-partner-hire/">Ropes & Gray restructuring partner</a> James Douglas, who the firm hired in May, and Goldman Sachs restructuring lawyer, who joined the firm as a partner in March.
The firm recently��<a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/09/15/linklaters-launches-key-client-committee-to-coalesce-the-force-of-the-firm/">launched a client committee</a> chaired by banking head Tony Bugg to coordinate the work it does for its biggest key clients, a move described by managing partner Gideon Moore as ���one of the cornerstones��� of the firm���s new strategy.
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