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”.
The 2020 edition of Chambers Global Guide noted Damian “has garnered a reputation in the closed-end funds space” and recognized him as an “Up and Coming” lawyer for investment funds. Additionally, he is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” by IFLR1000 2019–2021.
Speaker, Secondary Deals: Getting into the Detail, Kirkland & Ellis Liquidity Solutions Academy, New York City, New York, November 6, 2019.
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2014, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
- 2012, Hong Kong, Solicitor
- 2006, Victoria, Australia (non-practicing)
- University of TasmaniaJ.D.with Honors2004
- University of TasmaniaB.A.; LL.B.with Honors2004