April 25, 2013, Chicago… Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce the arrival of Nabil Sabki to the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Corporate Department.  Sabki’s practice focuses on representing a wide variety of financial services companies and private funds, including private equity and hedge fund clients.  Sabki has an abundance of knowledge and experience with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Sabki has represented numerous registered investment advisers in connection with ongoing regulatory and compliance matters, and frequently advises clients with respect to Securities and Exchange Commission and self-regulatory organization inquiries and inspections.  He has formed and represented various private funds and their sponsors, including both domestic and offshore hedge funds.  Additionally, Sabki has extensive experience advising clients in connection with complex financial services related transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private securities offerings.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nabil to the firm,” said Brad Kotler, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Chicago. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in multiple types of financial services regulatory and compliance matters.  His broad capabilities will support a number of Latham’s practices.  He will be a great addition to the Chicago Corporate Department as well as our global team.”

“Nabil’s expertise will enhance our fund formation, corporate and finance practices, giving us further depth in our ability to serve our clients, including allowing the firm to continue to expand our mergers and acquisitions practice in investment manager acquisitions,” said Investment Funds Practice Group Co-Chair Barton Clark. “Nabil’s decision to join Latham affirms our outstanding capabilities in the investment funds area and our goals to continue to grow this practice.  Nabil is a highly skilled and seasoned partner and will be an invaluable addition to our team.”

“I am very excited to join Latham & Watkins to further build out the investment management practice and continue the expansion of the fund formation practice.  The depth and global reach of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate and Finance Departments provides me with an excellent platform to further grow and develop my practice.  Latham’s reputation and transactional capabilities are unparalleled and I am thrilled to join a group of extremely accomplished practitioners.  I look forward to working in both the Chicago and New York offices,” said Sabki.

Sabki joins Latham & Watkins from Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.  He received his law degree from The University of Minnesota Law School in 1999, where he graduated cum laude.  He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1996.

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