Leading Lawyer Matthew Judd Joins Ropes & Gray’s London Office

February 13, 2012

Ropes & Gray is delighted to announce that Matthew Judd has joined the London office as a partner in its private investment funds group. One of the U.K.’s leading investment funds lawyers, Mr. Judd brings senior-level capability to the firm’s existing U.S. funds team in London. Mr. Judd’s fund formation practice covers a wide range of funds, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, funds of funds and venture funds and fits very well with the funds sponsor focus of the practice.

Ropes & Gray has a market-leading global fund formation practice and this step demonstrates the firm’s continued commitment to its clients and their businesses.

Mr. Judd comes to Ropes & Gray from White & Case where he was a partner and head of the investment funds practice. He is named as a leading funds lawyer in The Legal 500, Chambers, PLC’s Cross-border Private Equity Handbook and the “Who’s Who” of Private Funds Lawyers.

John Ayer, co-head of Ropes & Gray’s private investment funds group, said “One of our main objectives is to help clients to make intelligent investments on intelligent terms, and Matt’s experience and expertise will ensure we continue to deliver on that promise to our clients in London and across Europe”.

Mr. Judd’s arrival marks the latest in a series of high-profile hires at Ropes & Gray’s London office.

“I'm delighted to be joining a market-leading private equity and fund formation practice. Its global expertise in these fields brings real value to clients,” said Mr. Judd.

Ropes & Gray, a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and professionals, provides clients with execution of their transactions from offices in the world’s major centers of business, finance, technology and government – London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The firm has consistently globally ranked practices in private equity, M&A, finance, investment management, hedge funds, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation, securities litigation and government enforcement.