Linklaters election round

Legal powerhouse Linklaters has elected Nicola Hopkins and Edward Smith to partners in the London private equity team. Both have significant experience in establishing and advising onshore and offshore private equity funds, for clients such as BC Partners, Terra Firma Capital Partners and ABN AMRO Infrastructure Capital Management.

Also promoted was Edouard Chapellier, based in Paris, whose practice includes the structuring and formation of French private equity funds for clients including AXA Private Equity, and Liz Conway in the London tax practice, who advises on the tax structuring of private equity funds and their associated carried interest and co-investment schemes.