Law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel has welcomed a hedge fund lawyer to its investment management group.
The New York-based firm announced in a statement Monday that Steven Whittaker, who will be based out of its London office, has joined SRZ as a partner. Whittaker will be responsible for advising hedge fund managers, focusing on the structuring, formation and operation of funds. In addition, he will provide counsel to funds and managers on regulatory issues and transactional matters.
Whittaker, who most recently worked at London-based law firm Simmons & Simmons, will work alongside a team of senior lawyers which the firm described as “one of London’s largest and most experienced group of hedge fund advisors.”
Founded in New York in 1969, SRZ opened its London office in 2002, which recently expanded to include distressed investing and restructuring. With an additional office in Washington D.C., SRZ represent more than 3,000 hedge funds globally.