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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Lawrence Barshay

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

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Corporate, asset management, financial services


Mr. Barshay is a corporate partner and the founder and head of Fried Frank's Asset Management Practice. He specializes in the structuring and representation of investment funds and other alternative investments. He also has extensive experience in private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions. His clients include major financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, funds-of-funds and investment management companies. These clients include, among others, Bank of New York, BlackRock, Brookfield Asset Management, Citadel LLC, D. E. Shaw Group, EJF Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley.


Mr. Barshay joined Fried Frank in 1991 and became a partner in 1999. Mr. Barshay serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University School of Law.


Mr. Barshay serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University School of Law.


Mr. Barshay received his JD from New York University School of Law in 1991 and his BA from Columbia College in 1988.

London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Combining 'technical excellence in the law with commercial street smarts', Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP's asset management department handles a steady stream of work involving private equity, credit and real estate assets. The firm has also seen an upswing in mandates in the¬†energy and natural resources sector.¬† Global tax and regulatory capabilities ensure the group is able to structure bespoke products in the funds market.¬†Kate Downey¬†leads the team in London, alongside New York duo¬†Kenneth Rosh¬†and Lawrence Barshay. Also highly recommended is London managing partner¬†Mark Mifsud, whose practice is focused on GP representation across a wide range of funds. Recent highlights include¬†Mifsud and others acting for RoundShield on the raising of its third European special opportunities fund at ‚ā¨500m; the fund was almost three times oversubscribed. The group hired¬†Sam Wilson¬†from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP¬†in September 2018.

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Alternative/hedge funds

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Lawrence Barshay - Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Within: Alternative/hedge funds

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP’s 'knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive' team advises a number of well-known names in the hedge fund arena on a broad range of regulatory issues, fund seeding deals, and fund launches and reorganizations, and reports an uptick in manager M&A mandates. Lawrence Barshay heads the practice, and has solid expertise in complex fund formations. Lisa Schneider acts as counsel to Citadel regarding structuring of funds, and Walid Khuri, based in Washington DC, provides ongoing advice to Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies. Jonathan Adler is also a name to note. Other clients include Point72, BlackRock, and Brookfield Asset Management. The team is based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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