Kirkland & Ellis Represents Hosen Capital

Kirkland & Ellis advised Hosen Capital a leading private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market control and growth opportunities in the food and consumer sectors in China, on the fundraising and final closing of its third USD fund at $800 million.

Hosen Capital is headquartered in Beijing and has additional offices in Chengdu, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. The firm has $2.31 billion in assets under management and focuses on investments in companies in the food and agribusiness-related companies that are either directly located in China or are directly involved in meeting demand on the Chinese market.

Hosen Capital was founded by Chris Wang and Alex Zhang and sponsored by New Hope Group, an agribusiness conglomerate in China.

The fund receives strong support from a broad mix of global investors, including prominent sovereigns, pensions, endowments, financial institutions, corporates, family offices and fund of funds.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is an American law firm. Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, Kirkland & Ellis is the largest law firm in the world by revenue, the seventh-largest by number of attorneys, and is the first law firm in the world to reach US$4 billion in revenue.

The Kirkland team was led by investment funds partners Carol Liu and Jennifer Feng and included investment funds partners Josh Westerholm and Christopher Scully, financial services regulatory partner Romin Dabir, tax partner Aalok Virmani, government and internal investigations partner Nick Niles, employee benefits partner Elizabeth Dyer and banking regulatory of counsel Julie Kunetka.

Latham raises record amount for D.C. Legal Aid Society

Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that it raised a record amount – more than US$218,000 – for this year’s Making Justice Real campaign (formerly known as the Generous Associates Campaign), the principal fundraising campaign targeted at individual attorneys for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia. Latham surpassed US$200,000 for the third year in a row and led the city in giving for the sixth consecutive year. The annual two-month summer campaign raised US$3.1 million overall to support the operations of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia covering one third of Legal Aid’s annual operating costs, and smashed the previous record fundraising amount.

The firm’s fundraising goals were achieved through broad participation of lawyers and staff. Our efforts were led by Washington, D.C. partners David Dantzic, Amy Rigdon, and Shagufa Hossain; associates Loyal Horsley and Ethan Prall; litigation services supervising attorney Dana Louttit; and litigation services attorney Quiana Montgomery; with special contributions from attorney support coordinator Deborah Baggott and director of administration – Washington, D.C. Matt Fritz.

Latham partner and Legal Aid Board President David Dantzic said, “I am once again awed by the generosity of Latham and firms throughout the D.C. legal community, especially with the challenges that everyone is dealing with this year. While we all face our own difficulties, the success of the campaign shows that in times of crisis we, as firm and a community, are able to recognise and help those who need it most.”

The campaign is a fundraising drive run by associates at Washington, D.C. law firms each summer. Latham associates helped initiate the Making Justice Real campaign more than 30 years ago. The funds raised through this campaign allow Legal Aid to continue to provide free legal services to the neediest members of the D.C. community in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, immigration, and consumer law.

About Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia is D.C.’s oldest and largest general civil legal services organisation. Since 1932, Legal Aid lawyers have been making justice real in individual and systemic ways for persons living in poverty in the District. Learn more about Legal Aid.

Gateley Raises Money for Evelina London

Top 50 United Kingdom law firm Gateley has raised £11000 for a popular Children’s Hospital. Gateley is a legal and professional services group.

The London office of Gateley raised the funds for Evelina London Children’s Hospital. Evelina London is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and the second largest provider of children’s services in London.

Gateley combines the skills and expertise of its legal and professional advisers in four multi-disciplinary platforms: Business Services; Corporate; People; Property.

The team at Gateley raised the funds via many fundraising activities, which included the London marathon, office dress down days, bake sales and more.

A partner of Gateley’s London office, commented: “I’m extremely proud of the team for raising over £11000 for this fantastic cause.”

The funding will go towards a “magic carpet” for the children’s hospital – an interactive system, which projects different sensory programmes on the floor or wall.

The therapeutic play unit will be used to encourage children to get out of bed and play after rehabilitation to aid recovery.

Gateley has 11 United Kingdom offices in the United Kingdom’s major commercial centres with our headquarters in Birmingham.

They delight their clients through excellent service delivery, which has led to some significant client wins, successes and panel reappointments.

As part of King’s Health Partners, an academic health sciences centre, Evelina London are pioneers in health research, and provide high quality teaching and education.

This partnership helps Evelina London provide the latest treatments for our patients alongside the best possible care.