Lavanya Raghavan


  • Legal Practice Course, University of Law, London, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, London, 2009
  • BA (Economics and International Studies), Yale University, 2008


  • England and Wales, 2012
  • Hindi

Lavanya Raghavan


Lavanya Raghavan joined Ropes & Gray as an associate in the private investment funds group in London in 2018.

Lavanya has a wide range of experience in private funds, with a focus on advising sponsors of private funds, spanning a range of sectors, on fund formation, co-investments and operational matters. Additionally, Lavanya has advised sponsors on carried interest and executive participation schemes and ESG issues. Lavanya has worked with a number of first-time fund managers.

Lavanya represents significant institutional investors in connection with primary and secondary purchases of interests in private investment funds and co-investments alongside major sponsors.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Lavanya was an associate in the London investment funds practice of a Magic Circle firm, where she completed secondments with their Singapore and Amsterdam funds teams as well as with a diversified UK fund manager investing in real assets, private credit and venture capital.


  • Acting for a global alternative investment manager on a secondary disposal of interests by a fund-of-fund
  • Acting for the private wealth division of a global bank in connection with its feeder programme and fund placement services
  • Acting for a pre-eminent Dutch manager on its seventh buyout fund, targeting 2 billion in commitments for investments in Europe*
  • Acting for a institutional UK infrastructure manager in relation to its 1.8 billion European infrastructure fund*
  • Acting for a large Asian institutional investor on a secondary disposal of a portfolio of fund interests of over US$1 billion*
  • Acting for a sustainability-focused US and UK investment manager on its growth equity funds*
  • Acting for a Danish manager in connection with the establishment of its fifth fund targeting buyouts in Nordic countries*
  • Acting for one of West Africa’s largest fund managers on successive fundraisings targeting private equity investments in the region*
  • Acting for a real estate joint venture on its first fund focusing on value and value-add investment opportunities in Europe*

*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray


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