Townshine Wu is a partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Townshine focuses on the organization, structuring and operation of a wide range of U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds across a wide variety of strategies, including private equity and buyout funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and credit funds. In addition, Townshine regularly advises sponsors with respect to customized fund arrangements, including establishment and implementation of internal firm management, strategic sponsor level transactions, firm governance, internal economic arrangements and structures, M&A transactions, co-investments and syndications, as well as joint ventures and other corporate transactions involving private investment funds.
Townshine represents leading private equity sponsors, including Blackstone, Blackstone Credit (formerly known as GSO Capital Partners), The Carlyle Group, GreyLion, MC2 Investment Management, Blue Owl (including its Oak Street real estate and Owl Rock direct lending strategies) and TPG, among others, on the formation and operation of private investment funds ranging from $100 million to multibillion dollars. Representative past clients include First Reserve Corporation, KKR, New Mountain Finance Advisers, Silver Lake Technology Management, Square Mile Capital, Tiger Infrastructure and WeWork Property Advisors.
Townshine is a native speaker of Taiwanese and Mandarin and has basic Japanese skills.
Speaker, “Funds 101: Anatomy of the Fundraise,” Taipei Bar Association, March 2021
Memberships & Affiliations
Member of the Board of Trustees, The Brownstone School
Asian American Bar Association of New York
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2012, New York
- 2009, Taiwan (inactive)
- Harvard Law SchoolLL.M.2011National Scholarship of Taiwan
- National Taiwan UniversityLL.M.2008Phi Tau Phi
- National Taiwan UniversityLL.B.2004
Phi Tau Phi
Chief Executive, Legal Service Society, National Taiwan University, 2003–2004