Arash Farhadieh

Partner

New York
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019-6099
T 212 728 8640
F 212 728 9640
afarhadiehwillkie.com

Arash Farhadieh is a partner in the Asset Management Group. Arash has extensive experience in advising private fund managers on all aspects of the structuring and formation of a wide range of domestic and international investment funds, managed accounts, investment management arrangements, incentivization plans, management company arrangements, co-investment arrangements, and related regulatory compliance across a broad range of investment strategies, and geographic areas including U.S., Europe and Emerging Markets.

Arash has advised sponsors and institutions on numerous transactions involving formation of strategic partnerships, establishment of asset management platforms, GP-stake sales and joint ventures. Arash also regularly advises clients on secondary transaction matters, including GP-led secondary transactions.

Arash has been recognized in The Legal 500 US  in the Private Equity Funds category. 

 

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Arash Farhadieh is a partner in the Asset Management Group. Arash has extensive experience in advising private fund managers on all aspects of the structuring and formation of a wide range of domestic and international investment funds, managed accounts, investment management arrangements, incentivization plans, management company arrangements, co-investment arrangements, and related regulatory compliance across a broad range of investment strategies, and geographic areas including U.S., Europe and Emerging Markets.

Selected Significant Matters

  • Represented a global investment bank in the formation of a $900 million Insurance Linked Securities Fund, which will invest in discontinued property and casualty business from insurers, reinsurers and other entities.
  • Represented Insight Venture Partners in the closing of Fund X with aggregate commitments of $6.3 billion.
  • Represented a global private equity sponsor in the formation of an $11 billion global private equity fund.
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in connection with a complex structured financing arrangement that allowed the sponsor to materially increase its GP commitment to its flagship fund. 
  • Represented a private fund sponsor in the formation of a $780 million credit opportunity fund.
  • Represented a private fund sponsor in the formation of a $450 million credit focused permanent capital vehicle with an institutional investor.
  • Represented a financial institution in the formation of a $400 million mezzanine fund.
  • Represented a global private fund sponsor in the formation of a $300 million credit focused co-investment and pledge fund with a Sovereign Wealth Fund.
  • Represented a global insurance company in the sale of approximately $400 million of limited partnership interests in real estate funds.
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in the formation of a $600 million energy fund. 
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in the formation of a $400 million mid-marked buyout fund.
  • Represented a private equity sponsor in the formation of a $300 million lower market buyout fund.
  • Represented a publicly listed global private equity firm in the formation of a joint venture with a leading financial institution in India in connection with the establishment of an asset management platform.