Phillip Charles Sacks


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Phillip Sacks

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Phillip Sacks is a partner with King & Spalding, based in the firm’s Dubai office.  Mr. Sacks specialises in investment funds and private equity.

Mr. Sacks regularly advises leading sovereign wealth funds, financial institutions and managers on the corporate and regulatory aspects of structuring, establishing, re-organizing and liquidating various onshore and offshore fund structures including private equity, funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, credit funds and hedge funds. In addition, he regularly advises on the formation of regulated asset management entities and the establishment of carried interest plans and other incentive schemes for fund managers.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Sacks worked for the funds and corporate department of Walkers, practicing the laws of the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Mr. Sacks also previously worked for Clayton Utz in Australia and for a leading law firm in Bahrain.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Chambers and Partners - Up and Coming Lawyer - Bahrain, 2007


  • “Gulf Overhauls Fund Regulations to Attract Investors,” Zawya MENA Private Equity Insight, 25 February 2013 (Nabil Issa and James Stull, co-authors).

  • “Offshore Financial Centers: Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis,” Islamic Finance News, May 2012.