Kirsten Lapham > Proskauer Rose LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Kirsten Lapham is a partner specialising in financial services regulation. She advises a broad range of institutional clients on a variety of financial services regulatory and compliance issues. Her practice has a specific emphasis on the regulatory issues impacting asset managers arising under the AIFMD, and MiFID for a range of EU and indirectly impacted firms outside of the EU.
Kirsten has experience advising multiple clients on the EU marketing and registration regimes and overlaying local regulatory considerations, such as the U.K. retail distribution review and Financial Promotion regime. She has also worked on MIFID II, SFDR and the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) implementation projects for firms subject to regulatory developments. Kirsten routinely advises on the regulatory issues that impact M&A transactions. She has represented some of the largest and most well-known alternative investment managers, including: TPG; PIMCO; Citi Private Bank; AnaCap Financial Partners, UBS, Pathway Capital LLC; and a number of US and UK boutiques among many others.
Kirsten is co-chair of Proskauer’s global ‘ESG Taskforce’ and as an expert in the sustainable financing space, regularly speaks at industry events and is quoted on these issues. In addition, she has assisted numerous firms on ESG driven projects including the drafting of ESG policies, and internal restructurings, capturing diversity and inclusion, modern slavery and broader internal issues related to responsible investing. Kirsten works closely with clients on best approach for disclosure to both investors and regulators, on the integration of ESG practices in investment processes.
The team at Proskauer Rose LLP caters to an array of private asset managers, including hedge funds, portfolio managers and private funds, on a broad range of regulatory affairs; examples include AIFMD-related advice, ESG affairs and fund formations, in addition to related private equity and M&A transactions. John Verwey co-heads the practice alongside Kirsten Lapham.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+