Overview

Damian’s practice focuses on forming and structuring private investment funds and their management companies across asset classes including private equity, private debt and private real estate funds. He has represented international, regional and local fund sponsors, including newly-formed sponsors, in connection with platform formations, joint ventures, club structures and other significant transactions.

Damian also advises sponsors in connection with GP and LP-led secondaries and liquidity solutions transactions including LP portfolio sales, stapled secondary offerings, strip sales, fund recapitalizations and restructurings, captive team spin-outs and synthetic secondaries. Damian was recognized by Private Equity International in their list of “Young Guns of Secondaries: Class of 2016”.

Chambers Global noted Damian “has garnered a reputation in the closed-end funds space” and is "easy to deal with both on your and the other side". Additionally, he is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 2019–2022.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars

Speaker, Secondary Deals: Getting into the Detail, Kirkland & Ellis Liquidity Solutions Academy, New York City, New York, November 6, 2019.

Recognition

“Leading Lawyer”, Investment Funds: Private Equity (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022) 

“Up and Coming”, Investment Funds: Private Equity (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020–2021)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2012, Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 2006, Victoria, Australia (non-practicing)

Education

  • University of TasmaniaJ.D.with Honors2004
  • University of TasmaniaB.A.; LL.B.with Honors2004