Peter Orlov

Peter Orlov
Peter Orlov is counsel in the London office and specialises in advising on all aspects of legal matters relating to private investment funds.

His principal areas of expertise include advising both managers and investors in relation to all types of closed-ended funds, including both “pure” funds work (such as fund formation and carry and co-investment structures) and more transactional matters such as deal structuring and implementation, spin-outs, fund restructurings and secondary sales (both LP-led and GP-led).

Peter typically acts across different strategies in the space, advising manager entities or cornerstone investors (such as sovereign wealth funds) on fundraisings and secondaries as well as a variety of interested parties in relation to other transactions.

Peter’s work was described as “genuinely unprecedented for the private equity industry; very impressive in both scope and scale” by the judges when awarding Weil the prize for “Private Equity Team of the Year” at the British Legal Awards 2020.

In relation to pro bono work, Peter acts for several charities in the UK including the Terrence Higgins Trust, which is a long-standing client. Peter is the Deputy Chair of the Trustees of Buttle UK, a grant-making charity for children and young people.

Peter is bilingual in English and Russian.