9 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters annou…

9 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters announces the appointment of Scott Bowie as partner in the investment management practice in New York. This will strengthen and extend the capabilities of Linklaters’ market-leading global team into the US, enhancing Linklaters’ ability to execute and service private equity and alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, real estate funds and fund-linked products, both in the US market and for clients worldwide.

Scott, formerly a partner and head of the New York private investment fund practice at Latham & Watkins, represents a broad array of private equity fund managers, debt and other investment fund sponsors/managers and has raised funds, including buy-out, venture capital, real estate, debt and hedge funds, which range from US$100 million to US$6 billion of committed capital.

Linklaters’ strengthening of its US investment management practice comes as part of a planned expansion strategy in conjunction with other practice areas, including litigation, restructuring & insolvency, structured finance & derivatives and banking. The extended practice will enable us to offer a full service private fund formation practice to fund managers in all major financial centres worldwide.

Scott Bowie brings the number of partners who have joined Linklaters’ New York office to five, in the last six months.

Head of Linklaters’ Global Investment Management Group, Tim Shipton, said:

“We are very excited about Scott Bowie joining us, to extend the capabilities of our number one rated global investment management practice into the US. The private equity and alternative fund market has expanded hugely, and Scott will be at the forefront of servicing that demand, both in the US and for clients worldwide.”

US managing partner, Paul Wickes, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Scott Bowie, who will undoubtedly make an immense contribution to our US expansion strategy.”

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