DLA Piper names Australian Luke Gannon to launch transactional funds

Hedge Week.com – DLA Piper has appointed Australian corporate and financial services lawyer Luke Gannon as a partner in its corporate group and head of the firm’s funds practice throughout Asia. Gannon, who will be based in DLA Piper’s Hong Kong office, will work closely with partners from the firm’s financial services and regulatory groups and will act for a range of clients on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets matters.
Gannon has almost 20 years experience in a range of funds, regulatory and capital-raising matters in Asia, acting for clients including real estate investment trusts, hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity, infrastructure funds, wealth managers, underwriters and corporate issuers.
He was previously a partner and head of funds for eight years at Australian law firm Freehills in Melbourne, where his clients included a international investment banks, fund managers and sponsors. In 2006, he joined a major client as head of corporate and M&A, gaining extensive commercial and acquisitions experience in Asia’s financial services sector.

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