Campbell Lutyens hires legal counsel with secondaries expertise

The firm's London office increases its secondaries advisory capacity with the hire of Mateja Maher.

Advisory firm Campbell Lutyens has hired Mateja Maher as deputy general counsel in London to work on private equity deals with a focus on secondaries, according to a statement released on Thursday.

Maher joined the firm this week from law firm Kirkland & Ellis where he worked as a partner on structuring and establishing private equity funds. He joined Kirkland & Ellis in 2011.

Mateja Maher
Mateja Maher

“In the secondaries space, deals are getting a lot more tailored and highly bespoke transactions,” Penny Walker, general counsel at Campbell Lutyens in London, told Secondaries Investor. “These are highly structured transactions, which require a great deal of legal and regulatory input.”

She added that Maher brings a “great deal of senior experience with him.”

Campbell Lutyens, which has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong, has raised over $12 billion for its clients from investors globally, and has advised on over $8 billion of secondary assignments across a range of transactions, according to the statement.

Founded in 1988, Campbell Lutyens comprises over 85 professionals, advisers and staff ‎across its three offices. The firm’s secondary advisory practice advises institutional investors on the secondary sale and restructuring of portfolios of direct or fund interests.