London, 3 November 2008 LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire —Schulte Roth & Zabel International LLP is pleased to announce that Nick Terras, a leading fund and structured finance lawyer, has joined the firm in London as a partner in the Investment Management Group. Mr. Terras provides added depth to SRZ’s experienced London team, which includes well-known private investment fund lawyers Daniel S. Shapiro and Christopher Hilditch, under whose joint leadership the office has grown in size and activity.
Mr. Terras advises on the establishment and structuring of alternative investment funds (including hedge funds, private equity funds and funds of funds) and UCITS funds (including exchange-traded, derivatives-based funds), the structuring of investment products based on hedge fund strategies, related structured finance transactions and corporate matters. His clients include leading investment funds, European and US investment banks, and proprietary and structured products’ trading platforms.
“Nick is an outstanding lawyer who brings a breadth of knowledge in funds practice”, said Mr. Hilditch. “His experience and expertise will be a great benefit to our clients”.
“We are excited by the continued expansion of our UK office’s investment management practice, which is already considered to be one of the premier practices in Europe”, Marc Weingarten, a firm partner and member of the Executive Committee, said of the addition. “Nick’s joining the firm is another important achievement in meeting the diverse needs of our increasingly global clientele”.
“I am delighted to join such a talented group of lawyers and to benefit from the strength of the firm’s investment fund practice”, said Mr. Terras. “I look forward to contributing to the continued commitment of the firm to serve the alternative asset industry”.
Prior to joining Schulte Roth & Zabel, Mr. Terras was a partner in the London office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. He has a Ph.D. from University College London and a B.A., with First Class Honours, from King’s College London.
Schulte Roth & Zabel (www.srz.com), with more than 470 attorneys in London, New York and Washington, DC, offers legal counsel in investment management, tax, business transactions, structured products & derivatives, finance, litigation, business reorganization, bank regulatory, real estate, intellectual property, sourcing & technology, employment & employee benefits, individual client services and environmental law. Known for its prominent investment management practice comprised of over 100 lawyers and including 16 partners, the firm was recently named as “The Leading US Law Firm” at the Hedge Fund Journal US Awards 2008 event.
The firm’s London office, which quickly established itself as a leading practice in the European investment management sector since its launch in 2002, brings the firm’s deep well of experience in alternative investment funds to bear on major fund launches, and when advising US funds on the formation of London offices and London managers on opening US outposts. In 2007, the Hedge Fund Journal named Schulte Roth & Zabel the “Best US Law Firm in London” and Albourne Village, an online community for the alternative investment industry, gave the office its Legal Eagle award, declaring it to be London’s “Best Hedge Fund Law Firm”.