Sam Wilson > Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
100 Bishopsgate

Work Department

Asset Management


Mr. Wilson is a corporate partner in Fried Frank’s asset management practice, resident in the London office. He has extensive experience representing private investment fund managers, sponsors, financial institutions and investors in relation to the establishment and operation of a wide range of private investment funds, including private equity, credit, infrastructure, growth and real estate. He also advises clients on co-investment structuring, fund financing arrangements and other complex corporate transactions.


Mr. Wilson joined Fried Frank in 2018 as a partner, prior to that, he was counsel at an international law firm.


Mr. Wilson received his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from BPP Law School and his Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Nottingham Law School. He received his BA and MA from Trinity College, University of Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP combines regular work for blue-chip fund managers with advice to institutional and specialist fund sponsors, including venture capital and ESG-focused funds. Alongside work for private equity buyout, infrastructure, credit, and debt funds, the ‘knowledgeable and hardworking‘ team advises on secondaries, fund manager spin-outs, and platform launches. The practice is led by European private equity funds head Kate Downey, who advises high-profile fund managers on the structuring and raising of global and European-focused investment funds , alongside London managing partner Mark Mifsud, who remains highly active on fundraisings, secondaries, and co-investment structures. David Christmas has a particular emphasis on complex multi-jurisdictional fund structures, particularly within Europe, while Sam Wilson is also a standout team member, particularly within private equity fundraising and management matters. At senior associate level, Piers Harris is noted for his work on venture and ESG investments, with Karen Henderson active on behalf of many of the firm’s high-profile clients.