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K&L Gates Bolsters Investment Management Practice with London Partner Addition

11 May 2015
London - The London office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Jacob Ghanty as a partner in the investment management practice. Ghanty joins the firm from Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, where he was also a partner.

Recognized in the industry as a leading practitioner for financial services regulatory and payment services law, Ghanty advises asset managers, insurers, banks, senior managers, payment institutions, and intermediaries in matters involving financial regulation, investment funds, insurance/reinsurance, and structured debt & capital markets, among others. A member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association, he has advised clients on a number of significant regulatory developments, including the Retail Distribution Review and Markets in Financial Instruments, Insurance Mediation, Payment Services, and Alternative Investment Fund Managers directives.

“Jacob joins a growing UK investment management team,” said Tony Griffiths, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ London office. “His arrival further strengthens the advisory side of our practice, where we have seen significant client demand from alternative capital providers for guidance on the myriad of existing and new financial services regulations. This includes the Payment Services Directive, which is a special area of focus for Jacob.”

Ghanty stated: “I am excited to be a part of one of the largest and fastest-growing global investment management teams with lawyers across Europe, the U.S., the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. This offers huge opportunities to develop further my practice within a genuinely global team.”

Ghanty is the second new partner addition to K&L Gates in London this year, following the March arrival of intellectual property partner Arthur Artinian from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

 K&L Gates comprises more than 2,000 lawyers globally who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.
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