30 May 2017
Partner Michael Sabin Joins Clifford Chance's Americas Corporate Team, Specializing in Fund Formation
Clifford Chance today announced that Michael Sabin has joined the Firm's Corporate team as a partner in New York. Sabin's practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds on structuring and formation matters.
Sabin joins Clifford Chance from Debevoise & Plimpton, where he acted for a variety of fund sponsors, including buyout, real estate, energy, infrastructure and credit opportunities funds, and hedge funds. He also has advised on fund restructurings, management joint ventures, the funds portion of asset manager M&A and management carried interest arrangements.
"Michael's credentials and experience with top-tier asset managers bolster our Firm's highly regarded Funds team," said Evan Cohen, Regional Managing Partner of the Americas. "As our seventh lateral hire in the last year, Michael's addition is part of our continuing drive toward strategic growth in the US markets. We are delighted to welcome him aboard."
Americas Corporate head David Brinton said, "As an integral part of our Global Private Funds practice, our team in New York has built a strong reputation, particularly as a leading practice for real estate fund formation. Michael's arrival deepens our bench. He brings extensive experience in private equity fund formation, and strengthens our capabilities for traditional buyout funds and funds focused on other key asset classes. We are delighted to welcome him on board as part of our team."
"I met with Clifford Chance partners in the US and around the world and was impressed with the depth of the Global Funds Practice and the Firm's strong culture," said Sabin. "The clear emphasis on teamwork and big-picture solutions is a perfect fit for my practice and the way to provide best service to clients."
Clifford Chance's US Private Funds practice offers a full suite of services to fund sponsors, fund investors and placement agents, advising on formation, co-investments and separate accounts and securities offerings, as well as fund financing, litigation, tax structures and regulatory enforcement issues.