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Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith

Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
United Kingdom
Sophie Smith is counsel in Cleary Gottlieb's London office. Her practice focuses on the structuring and operation of private investment funds. Sophie has experience across a broad range of asset strategies and classes, including carried interest, co-investments, and other incentive arrangements. She also advises on legal matters relating to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, as well as impact and growth investing. Sophie joined the firm as a counsel in 2022. She received her B.A. (Hons), Law from the University of Cambridge. Sophie was ranked among Europe's Top 25 Private Equity Rising Stars for 2022 by International and was recently ranked among the Top 20 Legal Rising Stars for 2023 by Private Funds CFO magazine.