Proskauer partner Simpson joins Campbell Lutyens

Kate Simpson has joined the advisory firm and placement agent as general counsel.

Campbell Lutyens has appointed a Proskauer partner to lead its legal team.

Kate Simpson has joined as general counsel with overall responsibility for legal affairs at the private markets advisory firm globally, according to a statement. Simpson comes from Proskauer’s private funds group where she advised on fund formation, portfolio sales and synthetic and co-investment structures.

“We’re delighted to welcome Kate to the firm,” Campbell Lutyens chief executive Andrew Sealey said in the statement. “She brings a wealth of experience across private capital fund formation and secondary transactions and will add great value to Campbell Lutyens and our clients.”

Simpson began at the firm last week, Secondaries Investor understands.

She spent just over eight years at Proskauer, having previously been a partner at Kirkland & Ellis where she began her career, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Simpson replaces Mateja Maher, who joined Campbell Lutyens in 2015 and left last September to work in the investment funds team of law firm Sidley Austin, according to his LinkedIn profile.

In May, Simpson featured alongside Saloni Joshi of MJ Hudson and John Rife of Debevoise & Plimpton in a Secondaries Investor podcast on avoiding pitfalls in stapled deals.

Campbell Lutyens advised on more than $27 billion in fund placement and secondaries transactions for clients globally last year, according to the statement.