Phillip Sacks Joins White & Case to Enhance Global Practice

Global law firm White & Case has strengthened its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Global Private Equity Industry Group with the recent appointment of Phillip Sacks (pictured) as a partner in Dubai. 

“The continued growth of our global private equity group has significantly increased demand for funds support, and it is critical we build out our global funds capabilities to meet this demand,” stated John Reiss, head of the Firm’s Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “Phillip’s expertise and abilities make him the perfect fit to grow our funds team in the Middle East and support our financial sponsor clients there, working closely with our team globally.” 

Sacks brings extensive experience, advising financial institutions, fund managers, and sovereign wealth funds on structuring, establishing, and closing onshore and offshore conventional and Shari’ah-compliant investment funds. His expertise covers various fund types, including private equity funds, credit funds, hedge funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds. Sacks also provides counsel on structuring and forming parallel and co-investment vehicles, along with the formation of regulated asset management entities. Previously with Dechert, where he served as a partner and headed the Middle East investment funds practice, Sacks joins White & Case to further enhance its funds capabilities. 

“Phillip is a recognized market leader with experience advising a wide range of financial sponsors on the full lifecycle of their funds,” mentioned Thierry Bosly, Regional Section Head, EMEA M&A/Private Equity. “Phillip has been advising funds clients in the Middle East for almost 20 years and will be integral to expanding our offering to our major clients in the region. His arrival supports the continued expansion of our funds capabilities following the strategic growth of our global mergers & acquisitions practice and private equity industry group in recent years.” 

Oliver Brettle, White & Case partner and Vice Chair, added, “The addition of Phillip follows the arrival of leading funds partner Emily Brown from Ropes & Gray in London earlier this month. Funds work is central to clients’ needs in the Middle East, a region White & Case has been active in for nearly seven decades. We expect Phillip will be working particularly closely with Emily and our Luxembourg office, with the funds team there led by partner Arnaud Cagi-Nicolau.”