Mayer Brown Fund Finance Abilities Strengthened in New York
Mayer Brown Fund Finance Abilities Strengthened In New York
Summary: The New York office of Mayer Brown added a global Banking & Finance and Fund Finance partner to their team.
Experienced in-house and hedge fund financing attorney Bryan Barreras joined Mayer Brown’s global Banking & Finance and Fund Finance practices in New York as a partner. He has most recently served as the executive vice president of operations for a tech start-up venture.
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Barreras was the director and counsel in the legal department for Societe Generale in New York from 2008 to 2015. There he managed a group of lawyers providing legal coverage for hedge fund and registered fund financing and derivatives businesses, proprietary index-linked structured products, structured notes program, insurance-linked products, and asset-backed financing business.
Leader of the firm’s global Fund Finance practice Zac Barnett said, “As one of the industry’s leading hedge fund financing lawyers, we’re excited to welcome Bryan to the team as we continue to bolster our hedge fund and fund of funds financing capabilities. In light of newly implemented regulations, the industry is exploring a variety of structures and Bryan’s extensive in-house experience, coupled with his knowledge of derivatives in-house experienced, coupled with his knowledge of derivatives and alternative bank financing, will be of great advantage to our diverse base of sophisticated clients.”
Barreras has held other similar positions before joining Societe Generale including with Zurich Capital Markets, XE Capital Management, and BNP Paribas.
Partner-in-charge of the New York office, Richard Spehr said, “Bryan’s arrival greatly enhances our fund finance capabilities in New York and across the globe and solidifies Mayer Brown’s expanding New York office as a destination of choice for market-leading, world-class legal talent.”
Barreras earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his MBA and B.S. from the University of Houston.
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