Michael Guilday Joins Ropes & Gray

Michael Guilday has joined Ropes & Gray as a Hong Kong-based partner, as part of the firm’s private investment fund and hedge fund practice. He previously was with Linklaters.

Ropes & Gray is pleased to announce that Michael J. Guilday has joined Ropes & Gray as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office. Guilday will be a member of the firm’s globally recognized Private Investment Funds and Hedge Funds practice groups.

“We’re delighted to welcome Michael to Ropes & Gray,” said Eric Wright, the co-head of Ropes & Gray’s Private Investment Funds group. “With his significant experience in all aspects of global investment fund products and transactions, he adds a valuable new dimension to our growing Hong Kong office.”

Guilday comes to Ropes & Gray from Linklaters, where he was head of the Investment Management group. Throughout a career that involved practicing in London, Hong Kong and Australia, Guilday has led a range of complex international corporate transactions, including investment fund structuring and organization (either to U.S. or U.K. market standards), private and public capital raisings, and M&A transactions. Guilday has also worked on many high-profile deals, including the first collateralized debt obligation and real estate fund to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Guilday was cited in the 2009 edition of the Chambers Asia guide for his work in investment funds. He was also cited in the 2009 edition of Legal 500.

The author of A Guide to International Financial Centers—Investing in Hong Kong, Guilday holds a Masters of Taxation Laws from Melbourne University. Guilday received his Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, which is also where he earned a BS in Mathematics in 1991.

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