Shearman & Sterling LLP multinational law firm headquartered in New York City, United States.

Laura Friedrich is a partner and the Investment Funds Team Leader.

She has extensive experience in the fund formation area, representing both fund sponsors and limited partners. She works with US and international private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and their sponsors, with investments in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Africa, India, the Middle East and Asia. Laura has led many multibillion dollar fund raisings, as well as more modest fundraising efforts for middle market, regional and sector-specific funds. She has represented sponsors across a variety of asset categories, including buy-out, real estate, funds of funds, debt, energy, infrastructure, transportation and media.

Laura also provides ongoing advice to funds and their sponsors on the full spectrum of private equity fund matters, including ongoing business and transactional matters (including co-investments), internal management arrangements and regulatory and compliance requirements.

Laura has represented prominent US and global fund sponsors as well as major investors in their investments across global private fund asset classes, including International Finance Corporation, IFC Asset Management Company, GTIS Partners, TRG Management, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Credit Suisse Asset Management and Citi Private Bank.