DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Kirkland & Ellis

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Well-rounded practice with strength in private fund structuring, the tax aspects of restructuring and private equity deals. Leading global asset managers form the main part of its client base and the team regularly advises these clients on cross-border tax mandates. As well as its leading transactional work, the group also stands out for its advisory counsel for leading financial institutions.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are an overall very strong team that focuses on the needs of the client."

Clients note: "The firm comprises very high-quality people who are all very commercial."

Another adds: "They are good at quickly understanding our business's approach to tax and our risk profile."

Work highlights

Advised Vitruvian Partners on the EUR955 million GP-led restructuring of its 2007-vintage buyout fund.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Kandel has extensive experience advising investment funds and private equity houses on complex tax issues. He provides counsel on fund formation, as well as advising on high-stakes transactions.
"He is very technical, knowledgeable and commercial in his thinking." "He has strong knowledge of the UK market and is very pragmatic in his approach."

Tim Lowe has a wide-ranging practice which involves counselling investment funds and asset managers on complex tax planning and strategy.
"Tim is highly technical and capable of explaining complex matters in an understandable manner." "He is one of the most sensible and commercial practitioners that I have worked with."

Department Information

This content is provided by Kirkland & Ellis.

Overview

Kirkland’s tax practice advises on the strategy and implementation of high-profile, cross-border transactions for private equity houses, financial investors and asset managers and their portfolio companies involved in acquisitions, refinancings and divestiture. The practice also focuses on fund formation, with an unparalleled track record in advising clients on investment fund formation, structuring and restructurings and other complex fund related issues. Our tax practice is fully integrated with our corporate and regulatory colleagues to deliver seamless structuring advice and practical implementation of structures.

Members

Daly, Dulcie

Ferreira, Ian

Hatjantonas, Frixos

Kandel, Jonathan

Lowe, Tim

Lowe, Timothy

Tax Department

Kirkland & Ellis

firm
Department location

30 St Mary Axe

London

Greater London

UK

EC3A 8AF

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Tax


Tax: Investment Funds


Jonathan Kandel
Band 1