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K&L Gates Straits Law, the Singapore office of U.S. law firm K&L Gates, has hired investment funds specialist Jason Nelms as a partner from Morrison Foerster.

The hiring comes weeks after K&L Gates Straits Law welcomed aviation finance lawyers Samuel Kolehmainen and Duc Nguyen in early January from Herbert Smith Freehills.

Nelms advises sponsors and investors on structuring, formation and offering of private investment funds including private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, co-investment vehicles and other alternative investment products.

Before joining Morrison Foerster as a partner in 2015 in Singapore, he was at Proskauer Rose in New York, Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Hong Kong and Fried Frank in New York.

With the addition of Nelms, K&L Gates Straits Law now has 15 partner in Singapore.

 

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