(London) Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP (Katten) announced today the appointment of three new partners in its London office.

Financial Markets and Funds Partners Thomas Laurer and Ryan Hansen and Transactional Tax Planning Partner Daniel Lewin all join Katten from Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Curtis).

The three advise established and emerging UK, US, and international investment managers and family offices on their global operations, portfolio investments and other corporate transactions, including investment management group structuring and formation and marketing of hedge, private equity, venture capital and other private funds. Together with their investment management work, the team helps emerging companies raise capital from US and international investors, establish UK and US operations or ownership structures, and otherwise navigate the legal, regulatory and tax challenges associated with growing a cross-border business.

Laurer, Hansen and Lewin co-led the Investment Management practice at Curtis in London. Laurer and Hansen moved from that firm's New York office to London in 2013 and 2017, respectively, with Lewin joining them there in 2022.

"We are very pleased to have these exceptionally talented attorneys join us. Their top skills and proven experience deepen and further extend our investment management capabilities in the UK and the international market generally," said Lance Zinman, Global Chair of Katten's Financial Markets and Funds department.

London Managing Partner Christopher Hitchins commented:

"We are thrilled to welcome Thomas, Ryan and Daniel to our growing London office. The wealth of transatlantic investments and financings expertise that they bring aligns perfectly with Katten's existing offerings and provides the entire firm with significant opportunity for greater synergy.

The growth of our leading financial services and funds platform is an integral part of our overall strategic focus, and the appointment of this new team advances that growth. Together, we will continue to provide our clients with the first-class transatlantic service that they have come to expect from the teams at Katten."