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Mark Silveira

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Mark is an Investment Funds Lawyer.

He advises GPs, institutional investors, and family offices on all aspects of closed-end private funds, including fund formation, LP fund reviews, carried interest and key executive arrangements, co-investments and joint ventures, fund restructurings, and placement agreements.

Experience

Mark trained and qualified at Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright) and subsequently practised law at Kirkland & Ellis and Katten Muchin Rosenman. He joined MJ Hudson in 2013.

Qualifications

  • BSc Economics, London School of Economics
  • MSc Finance, London School of Economics
  • PgDL, BPP Law School
  • LPC, BPP Law School
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)

Expertise

Private fund formation

Reviewing and negotiating primary and investments

Co-investments

GP and fund restructuring

Recent client work

  • representing NextEnergy Capital, a solar asset manager, on the formation of NextEnergy III LP and ongoing advisory work
  • acting for Schroder Capital, Bregal Investments, the Bernina family office, and LGT Capital Partners on multiple investments in a variety of private equity, real assets, and venture capital funds
  • advised Pacific Current Group Limited, a global multi-boutique asset management firm, on the purchase of a minority stake in Astarte Capital Partners, a London-based real assets fund manager
  • advised Impala Energy on forming a joint venture/CIS and raising capital to acquire and develop African natural gas assets
  • representing certain interested parties on the restructuring of Abraaj North Africa Fund II
  • advised Preservation Capital Partners, a specialist financial services asset manager, on the formation of its flagship fund
  • acting for Calunius Capital on the formation of three flagship litigation funds, two co-investment funds, and ongoing advisory work
  • advised Lonsdale Capital Partners on the structuring of key executive arrangements
  • represented Energy Access Ventures, a Paris-based PE and VC manager specialising in technology and renewable energy, on the formation of Energy Access Ventures Fund I
  • advising Backed VC on the formation of its first venture capital fund

Interests

In his free time, Mark enjoys playing golf and the piano. He has a keen interest in history. Before going to law school, Mark worked as a Research Associate in foreign policy at a U.S. government think tank in Washington, DC.

 
This year’s research, we analyse the current economic terms and conditions of private equity and venture capital funds, comparing the results with the findings of our previous research. This research conducted by MJ Hudson’s legal team provides both LPs and GPs with an enhanced understanding of the current strengths and weaknesses of the fundamental economic,...
Research
MJ Hudson’s Private Equity Fund Terms Research 2021 – 6th Edition

What it means when a fund ‘falls out of carry’

“Firms including Apollo Global Management and KKR are facing potential clawback issues due to COVID-19 induced writedowns. What are the implications for GPs and LPs when it comes to sponsors having to pay back carry?”
 –  Quoted May 12, 2020

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