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K&L Gates Further Boosts Investment Management Practice with Milan Partner Hire

9 May 2017

Milan - The Milan office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Giovanni Meschia as a partner in the investment management, hedge funds, and alternative investments practice. He joins K&L Gates from Jones Day.

Meschia advises domestic and international fund managers on the structuring, establishment, and operation of alternative investment schemes across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity and debt, real estate, and venture capital. He also assists sponsors and institutional investors in connection with their investments in those alternative investment schemes, both in primary and secondary markets. His experience includes domestic and other European Union funds, corporate and contractual structures, funds of funds, and co-investment funds, as well as private equity transactions and assisting funds in the structuring, negotiation, and execution of their investment and divestment transactions.

“We are delighted to welcome Giovanni to our team,” said Giampaolo Salsi, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Milan office. “He nicely complements and strengthens our international and cross-border offerings to institutional investors and investment management firms, with a special focus on private equity, venture capital, and real estate transactions.”

Meschia is the second new partner for K&L Gates’ investment management practice in as many months, following the earlier addition of Eden Rohrer in New York. The practice is one of the largest and most experienced such practices in the United States and globally and has more than 150 lawyers in offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia devoted to assisting the investment management and professional investor communities.

K&L Gates comprises approximately 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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