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Kirkland Represents Hosen Capital on Successful Fundraising

Kirkland & Ellis advised Hosen Capital (Hosen), 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. 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.

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.

Read Hosen’s press release

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 over £11,000 for children’s hospital

The London office of legal and professional services group, Gateley, has raised over £11,000 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. The team at Gateley raised a total of £11,254.14 through various fundraising events including the London marathon, office dress down days, bake sales and more.

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.

Paul Hayward, partner and head of Gateley’s London office, commented: “I’m extremely proud of the team for raising over £11,000 for this fantastic cause.

“Some of the staff in our London office have a personal connection to Evelina London Children’s Hospital, so it was a popular choice to support this charity and the wonderful work that they do in and around the city.”

Harriet Colley, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Evelina, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone at Gateley for their incredible fundraising efforts. It’s often difficult to encourage children to get out of bed after surgery, but the ‘magic carpet’ will help get them up, take their mind off recovery and help them get better more quickly, as well as being great fun on the wards.”

If you would like to find out more information, please visit: https://gateleyplc.com/

Advisory Excellence is fundraising for Get Kids Going!

Advisory Excellence is raising funds for Get Kids Going! on the JustGiving website and would appreciate our readers’ support. JustGiving is a global online social platform for giving. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs.

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which gives disabled children and young people – up to the age of 26 yrs – the wonderful opportunity of participating in sport. We provide them with specially built sports’ wheelchairs so they can do: athletics, marathons, tennis, skiing, rugby, sailing, boccia, basketball, sledge hockey, table tennis, fencing, shooting, archery, powerlifting and many more sports. Get Kids Going! inspires British disabled youngsters to compete in sporting events, from start to Paralympic level, by also giving them sports grants to help with their; training, physiotherapy, travel, competition fees, design and development of sports’ equipment etc. With your help many can become world record holders and Paralympic champions!

Our aim is to give support to all our budding Paralympians in the build up to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, the 2022 Beijing Winter Paralympics and many more such events. Like any aspiring athletes all our youngsters need long-term support, often over many years, to achieve their sporting dreams. Sadly, we are aware of cuts in funding for such youngsters from the government and other sources, and so many of our youngsters are forced to rely on friends and family for financial help. As you can imagine, this causes enormous burdens on many, already cash strapped, families and a constant worry as the cost of participating in their favourite sport is forever increasing.

There are hundreds of talented, disabled, youngsters who have the potential to participate in events throughout the UK and all over the world but receive either none or very little funding and are desperate to achieve their life-long sporting dreams. With your help, together we can turn their dreams into reality and help make them into sporting heroes!

Not only does Get Kids Going! focus on helping disabled young athletes but it also provides manual wheelchairs for children to use every day; at home, at school, and to enable them to play with their friends. These are our wonderful athletes of the future! We believe that all disabled children and young people should receive the right equipment to get them going!

We support children with all disabilities and from all backgrounds. We take pride in ensuring that any equipment which is out grown is recycled to other children, so our supporters’ valuable donations are never wasted. Many people who support Get Kids Going! feel a marvellous sense of achievement and satisfaction. They see that even the smallest donation makes an amazing difference! Get Kids Going! gives disabled children and young people the chance of a life time, freedom, and many wonderful opportunities that you and I take for granted. Opportunities they may never have without you and the support of Get Kids Going! No other charity in the UK focuses on helping disabled children and young people with sport in the same way.

The cost of a bespoke sports wheelchair is about £4,000. A lightweight manual wheelchair is around £3,000. All are designed individually, and perform just like a Formula 1 Racing Car!

The cost of a sports grant can be anything from £500 to £15,000 per year for each youngster.

In general there are over 200,000 disabled children and young people in Britain who need the help of Get Kids Going!

Help us turn their dreams into reality!