Private equity and M&A specialist Tom Cartwright joined Paul Hastings as a partner based in London.

Cartwright, who joined from Morgan Lewis, focuses on advising private equity sponsors, sovereign wealth funds and family offices on private equity investments and M&A transactions. He represents private equity-backed companies and other corporations in the UK and internationally.

“Tom is an incredibly talented lawyer with the intellectual capital and reputation that align with our forward-looking culture and brand in London,” Seth Zachary, chairman of Paul Hastings, said.

“With continued investment in areas of strength, including M&A, private equity and finance, we are poised for continued growth, and we are thrilled to welcome Tom to Paul Hastings,” Arun Birla, chair of Paul Hastings’ London office, said.

“Paul Hastings stands out in the market for cross-border transactions and stellar client relationships,” Cartwright said. “I am excited to serve clients as part of this elite firm with a global private equity platform and an entrepreneurial spirit that has driven such great results in London.”