WASHINGTON, D.C. – Global law firm Reed Smith announced today that Chris Davis has joined the firm’s Financial Industry Group in Washington, D.C., adding significant U.S. fund finance capabilities – an area of growing importance to the firm. Prior to joining Reed Smith Chris was a member of the fund finance teams at Morrison & Foerster and Mayer Brown.

关联专业人士: Christopher Davis Jodi E. Schwimmer

Davis’ practice focuses on structuring, documenting, and negotiating credit facilities provided to a broad array of investment funds and their affiliates. He has represented both large and middle market domestic and international financial institutions as lender, administrative agent and lead arranger in a variety of complex subscription backed, NAV, hybrid, management company and general partner credit facilities to funds affiliated with prominent fund sponsors.

“We have been actively searching for a seasoned finance lawyer who can join our existing global team to help lead and expand our U.S. fund finance initiative to service existing firm clients and add fund finance clients to the roster,” said Jodi Schwimmer, global co-chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group. “We are very excited to bring Chris on board, as he has the right experience and personality to fit seamlessly into the team and skill set that is in high demand among our funds clients.”

Reed Smith’s global funds finance practice is one of the largest in the world, having represented most of the UK, European and U.S. financial institutions in this area, and continues to expand and adapt quickly as the funds finance market develops. The practice was recently ranked Band 1 in the 2023 Chambers UK rankings, in the London: Banking & Finance: Fund Finance category.

“In Reed Smith I saw a firm that had a personality and entrepreneurial spirit that I thought matched perfectly with me,” said Davis. “I’m excited to take full advantage of the platform that Reed Smith provides and continue to build what is already a respected and extremely talented team in the fund finance space.”

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