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Schulte Roth & Zabel International has announced that fund and structured finance lawyer Nick Terras has joined the firm in London as a partner in the investment management group, from

Schulte Roth & Zabel International has announced that fund and structured finance lawyer Nick Terras has joined the firm in London as a partner in the investment management group, from the London office of McDermott Will & Emery. Schulte Roth & Zabel’s London office is headed by private investment fund lawyers Daniel S. Shapiro and Christopher Hilditch.

Terras advises on the establishment and structuring of alternative investment funds including hedge funds, private equity funds and funds of funds, as well as Ucits vehicles including exchange-traded and derivatives-based funds, and on 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,’ Hilditch says. ‘His experience and expertise will be a great benefit to our clients.’

Marc Weingarten, a partner and member of the firm’s executive committee, says: ‘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. Nick joining the firm is another important achievement in meeting the diverse needs of our global clientele.’

Terras says: ‘I am delighted to join such a talented group of lawyers and to benefit from the strength of the firm’s investment fund practice. I look forward to contributing to the continued commitment of the firm to serve the alternative asset industry.’

Schulte Roth & Zabel has more than 470 attorneys in London, New York and Washington DC, and specialises in investment management, tax, business transactions, structured products and derivatives, finance, litigation, business reorganisation, bank regulation, real estate, intellectual property, sourcing and technology, employment and employee benefits, individual client services and environmental law. Its investment management practice comprises more than 100 lawyers, including 16 partners.

The London office was established in 2002 and specialises in alternative investment fund business, including advising US funds on the establishment of London offices and London managers on creating a US presence.

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