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Edward A. Tran

London Office
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Edward A. Tran is a partner in the Financial Services practice in Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP. He focuses on corporate and transactional matters, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, structured investments, private equity, venture capital, debt and equity financings and investment fund matters. Edward has been based in London for more than ten years and was previously based in New York City and Silicon Valley. He routinely advises on multijurisdictional matters involving the UK, other parts of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and North America. His clients include funds, sponsors, investment managers, developers, investors, family offices, financial institutions and corporates across a wide range of sectors, including real estate, financial services, technology, manufacturing, oil and gas, and logistics.

Edward has particular experience in the real estate sector. He frequently advises on joint venture arrangements, closed-end funds and other investments where real estate is the underlying asset. Edward also regularly advises investors on their fund investments and co-investments.

Separately, Edward advises charities on cross border structuring and governance matters.

Shown below is a selection of Edward’s engagements.

  • While at a prior firm:
    • Representation of a global real estate fund sponsor, asset manager and developer in connection with various real estate investments, disposals, joint ventures, syndications and recapitalisations in Europe.
    • Representation of a US asset manager in connection with its European private equity funds, including structuring and joint venture matters.
    • Representation of a Middle East-based family office in connection with acquisitions, dispositions, investments and corporate structuring matters.
    • Representation of sovereign wealth funds and pension funds in connection with investments in private equity funds, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles and joint ventures.
    • Representation of a satellite company on various matters including its debt and equity investments in, and acquisition of, a satellite-based communications system.
    • Representation of a REIT in its capacity as a financing provider and development partner in connection with the management buy-out of a developer/operator of senior care homes in the United Kingdom.
    • Representation of a Fortune 500 company in connection with the acquisition of a business based in the Middle East and the buyout of its joint venture partner's stake in a joint venture.
    • Representation of a marine terminal service provider in connection with the acquisition of global ports and terminals business, as well as various other acquisitions and joint ventures.
    • Representation of an investor in connection with the sale and leaseback of hospital properties in the United Kingdom.
    • Representation of a cross-border credit fund in connection with acquisition of a loan portfolio comprised of non-performing loans.
    • Representation of an international fund in connection with its acquisition of a school assessment business.
    • Representation of a Middle East-based business group and its shareholders in connection with a strategic transaction involving a private equity fund.


Legal 500 - UK Individual, 2019
Edward A. Tran


  • JD, Columbia Law School
  • MA, Stanford University
  • BA, Stanford University

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • England and Wales


Legal 500 - UK Individual
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