K&L Gates Straits Law, the Singapore outpost of the global firm K&L Gates, recruits Jason Nelms as a partner in the asset management and investment funds (AMIF) practice.
Michael Caccese, K&L Gates chairman and leader of its AMIF practice group, expressed excitement about Nelms joining the team. “Jason’s addition to the firm bolsters our global asset management capabilities and enhances our private funds and transactional experience,” he said.
Nelms, a seasoned professional with a two-decade track record in Asia and the United States, makes the move from Morrison Foerster, where he played a pivotal role in establishing its regional investment funds practice.
His expertise lies in advising Asia-based as well as US sponsors and investors on the intricacies of structuring, forming, and offering private investment funds. His focus extends to diverse areas such as private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, co-investment vehicles and other alternative investment products.
Furthermore, Nelms provides valuable counsel on management company structuring, carried interest plans, shareholders’ agreements and internal governance matters. His experience also includes guiding investment firms through minority interest transactions in asset management businesses.
Sreenivasan Narayanan SC, managing partner of K&L Gates Straits Law, added, “[Jason Nelms] has a deep and longstanding connection with Singapore and the region, having advised sponsors and investors across all types of open and close-ended private fund strategies for two decades. As Singapore continues to grow as a global asset management hub, he will strengthen our pan-Asia practice and bolster our existing regional AMIF capabilities and profile.”
Nelms follows a wave of new partners joining the global AMIF practice, demonstrating the K&L Gates commitment to strengthening its footprint in Dublin, Boston, London, New York, Chicago and Sydney. He will work closely with Singapore partner Edward Bennett and his team, with assistance from associate Charmaine Mok, who just joined the firm in Hong Kong from Morrison Foerster.