Aron has extensive experience advising across the full spectrum of private funds, including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, real estate and credit, and the management teams of private funds, including in relation to carried interest and co-investment structuring and management buy-outs/spin-outs. Aron also advises fund managers and large cornerstone investors on GP-stake transactions and GP-led secondaries and fund restructurings.
Clients describe Aron as “a valued partner to the business who supports us in commercial discussions with our clients. His advice is typically practical, with clear recommendations, which avoids prolonged negotiation.” Others have said “Aron Joy and his team provide excellent support on tax issues arising during the fund establishment and fund raising process. They are always on top of the issues and willing to make themselves available at short notice.” And “he has very good technical knowledge and has been able to highlight key operational issues that a client should be aware of.”.
Aron acts for wide range of leading investment managers, including Actis, ARA, Argos Wityu, AshGrove, Astarte, bd-capital Partners, Bregal Investments, Brookfield, CapMan, Castleforge, Cheyne Capital, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Dalmore, Montagu, General Atlantic, Generation Investment Management, Graphite Capital Partners, ICG, InfraRed, I Squared, Just Climate, Lazard Asset Management, M&G Catalyst, Oakley Capital, PAI, Patrizia, River & Mercantile, Stanley Capital, Syntagma Capital, Union Real Estate, Victory Advisers and Yoo Capital, major private-equity players such as Advent, Lone Star and OMERS, and private equity investor clients such as Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, OP Trust, PSP and CDPQ.
Aron represents Weil as an active member of various associations, such as the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group.
Prior to joining Weil, Aron worked in the Investment Management Tax team at one of the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, focusing primarily on structuring, transactional and advisory work for investment manager clients. Prior to that, Aron was an associate in the Corporate Tax team of a leading international law firm.