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Press Release

Latham & Watkins Adds Two Experienced Investment Funds Partners in London

July 17, 2023
Mateja Maher and Adrian Grocock’s experience across multiple asset classes complements the firm’s market-leading private capital capabilities.

Latham & Watkins1 is pleased to announce that Mateja Maher and Adrian Grocock will join the London office as partners in the Private Equity & Investment Funds Practice. Highly regarded in their field, Maher and Grocock focus on structuring and establishing private funds across a variety of investment strategies, including buyout, infrastructure, real estate, and debt. They also advise across all types of secondary transactions.

“Mateja and Adrian add tremendous experience to our strong and growing investment funds practice in London,” said Stephen Kensell, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London. “They bring a sophisticated expertise to our platform and their wide ranging practice across numerous sectors and asset classes is a perfect fit for our growth plans.”

Maher and Grocock have extensive experience advising on a wide variety of complex transactional matters, including multi-jurisdictional fund formations across asset classes, structured and synthetic secondary transactions, GP-led restructurings, and fund-level liquidity offerings. They also regularly advise on spin-outs of private equity groups, debt manager establishments, carried interest agreements, and related UK and European regulatory matters.

Oliver Felsenstein, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Private Equity & Investment Funds Practice, said: “Latham has a preeminent global reputation for advising fund sponsors and investors on a myriad of complex, cross-border transactions and fundraisings. We continue to see an increasing sophistication and complexity of deals across Europe and globally, and their expertise strongly complements our talented team. Mateja and Adrian are dynamic, hands-on, and entrepreneurial lawyers, who will contribute significantly to the growth of our practice.”

“Latham has unique global strength in core areas of private capital, including private equity, private equity finance, fund formation, direct lending, restructuring, special situations, structured products, infrastructure, venture capital, real estate, and project finance,” said Yen Sum, Global Co-Chair of Private Capital at Latham & Watkins. “Mateja and Adrian are commercially astute and vastly experienced lawyers, and they will be a terrific fit for our broad private capital practice.”

Maher and Grocock join Latham from Sidley Austin’s London office. Maher graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law at Nottingham Law School. Grocock received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s from the London School of Economics before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law at BBP Law School.


Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, our lawyers advise clients on market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.


1Latham & Watkins operates worldwide as a limited liability partnership organized under the laws of the State of Delaware (USA) with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in France, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and as an affiliated partnership conducting the practice in Japan. Latham & Watkins operates in Israel through a limited liability company, in South Korea as a Foreign Legal Consultant Office, and in Saudi Arabia through a limited liability company.