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Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis

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UK

Office Administrator: Joseph Nowalany

International Offices: Austin, Bay Area, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Riyadh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.

Contacts:

Antitrust & Competition: Paula Riedel, Alasdair Balfour, Sally Evans

Capital Markets: William Burke, Cedric Van den Borren

Debt Finance: Stephen Lucas

Intellectual Property Litigation: Nicola Dagg

International Litigation & Arbitration: Rajinder Bassi, Marcus Thompson, Satnam Tumani

Investment Funds: Richard Watkins, Christopher Braunack, Anand Damodaran, Jonathan Tadd, Paul Sampson

Private Equity/M&A: David Higgins, Matthew Elliott

Regulatory: Lisa Cawley, Julia Dixon, Prem Mohan

Restructuring: Kon Asimacopoulos, Partha Kar, Sean Lacey, Elaine Nolan

Tax: Jonathan Kandel

Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions: Emma Flett

THE FIRM

Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm with approximately 3,500 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The firm operates from 19 offices around the world. The London office has over 400 lawyers.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK:

Kirkland is a full-service law firm focusing in the following practice areas:

Antitrust & Competition:

Kirkland’s global antitrust and competition team advises across the full spectrum of antitrust requirements, from wide-scale multi-jurisdictional cartel investigations and litigation, to specific antitrust queries such as distribution and resale structures, pricing and behavioural conduct, competitor cooperation agreements and State aid. The firm’s merger control practice advises on complex and novel cases involving fix-it-first solutions and carve out divestment packages, managing the process smoothly and anticipating issues.

Capital Markets:

Kirkland’s capital markets group has one of the largest high yield practices in Europe. The firm’s London-based team primarily focuses on cross-border offerings of high-yield bonds and liability management and restructuring transactions involving high yield bonds, closely coordinating with our U.S. offices to bring new issuer-favourable terms into the European market as they emerge.

Debt Finance:

Kirkland has the largest sponsor-focused debt finance practice in Europe, advising on TLB, second lien, PIK, bank/bond and unitranche structures across large cap and middle market deals. The team has been at the forefront of some of the most innovative financing structures and acts regularly on the most complex global and pan-European transactions. This has included advising on the largest sponsor-backed financings for public to private transactions across Europe.

Infrastructure:

Kirkland advises clients on all aspects of infrastructure transactions, ranging from the development, acquisition and financing to the sale and restructuring of infrastructure projects and assets around the world.

Intellectual Property Litigation:

Kirkland’s London IP team represents high-end clients on complex litigation, transactions and counselling matters.

International Litigation & Arbitration:

Kirkland is renowned for its experience in complex litigation and arbitration and has a proven track record of generating successful results for clients in their most highstakes cases. Kirkland is recognised for its experience in all aspects of international arbitration and in the conduct of white-collar crime and government investigations.

Investment Funds:

Kirkland provides sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. The team addresses the legal, regulatory, tax and commercial challenges facing a diverse group of investment fund clients, ranging from some of the world’s largest alternative-asset managers and financial institutions to independent boutiques and first-time fund sponsors.

Private Equity/Mergers & Acquisitions:

Kirkland has the largest dedicated private equity and financial investor practice in Europe, acting for US and European private equity funds, pension and sovereign wealth funds and financial investors with real estate funds. The team advises across all transactions types including public transactions, carve outs, minority and majority deals, bolt-ons and exits, across any sector. Working in conjunction with the deepest bench of private equity and financial investor-focused practitioners, Kirkland provides clients with unbeatable expertise in highly complex transactions and cross-border deals.

Regulatory:

Kirkland has developed a market-leading regulatory practice, advising sponsor firms amongst other organisations on a wide variety of regulatory matters.

Restructuring/Insolvency:

Kirkland’s restructuring group has earned a distinguished international reputation by achieving outstanding results for a wide range of global clients. Its lawyers have advised on some of the most challenging, multijurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis-management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies.

Tax:

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 investment fund formation, structuring and restructurings and other complex fund related issues.

Technology & Intellectual Property Transactions:

Kirkland concentrates on international business transactions that are driven by the acquisition, use or divestiture of rights in IP and technology.

Ranked Offices

Provided by Kirkland & Ellis

USA - Head office
UK

Contributions

Latest contributions provided by Kirkland & Ellis

Expert Focus
Alexander Längsfeld
Sebastian Trompler
Authored by
Alexander Längsfeld , Sebastian Trompler
Article • Feb 2024
Global Practice Guide
Dale Cendali
Michael Salik
Joshua Simmons
Authored by
Dale Cendali, Michael Salik, Joshua Simmons
Article • Jan 2024
Global Practice Guide
Daniel Lim
Oscar Robinson
Nicola Dagg
Authored by
Daniel Lim, Oscar Robinson, Nicola Dagg
Article • Jan 2024

All contributions provided by Kirkland & Ellis

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Patent Litigation 2024 | UK | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Daniel Lim, Nicola Dagg, Oscar Robinson
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Insolvency 2023 | Germany | Trends and Developments
Authored by: Cristina Weidner, Johannes Lappe, Ann-Kathrin Ziegler, Michael Berger
Global Practice Guide Oct 2023 Article
White-Collar Crime 2023 | USA | Law and Practice
Authored by: Brian Benczkowski, John Lausch, Kim Nemirow, Sunil Shenoi
Global Practice Guide Sep 2023 Article
Energy: Oil & Gas 2023 | USA | Law and Practice
Authored by: Anthony Speier, David Castro Jr , Chris Heasley
Global Practice Guide Jul 2023 Article
Trade Secrets 2023 | USA | Law and Practice
Authored by: Claudia Ray, Joseph Loy, Eric Loverro, Shaoyao Yu
Global Practice Guide Apr 2023 Article
Trade Secrets 2023 | UK | Law and Practice
Authored by: Nicola Dagg, Steven Baldwin, Daniel Lim, Gabriella Bornstein
Global Practice Guide Apr 2023 Article

Kirkland & Ellis rankings

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London (Firms)
Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket
5 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Stephen Lucas
E
Stephen Lucas
E
Eminent Practitioners
1
Ian Barratt
1
Band 1
Christopher Shield
2
Christopher Shield
2
Band 2
Kirsteen Nicol
6
Kirsteen Nicol
6
Band 6
Evgeny Zborovsky
U
Evgeny Zborovsky
U
Up and Coming
Banking & Finance: Fund Finance
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance: Fund Finance
2
Banking & Finance: Fund Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Susannah Amini
1
Susannah Amini
1
Band 1
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
1
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
1
Band 1
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
4
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Rajinder Bassi
4
Rajinder Bassi
4
Band 4
Richard Boynton
5
Richard Boynton
5
Band 5
Noah Stewart-Ornstein
U
Noah Stewart-Ornstein
U
Up and Coming
Competition Law
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Competition Law
4
Competition Law
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Paula Riedel
1
Paula Riedel
1
Band 1
Alasdair Balfour
2
Alasdair Balfour
2
Band 2
Sally Evans
5
Sally Evans
5
Band 5
Financial Crime: Corporates
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Financial Crime: Corporates
3
Financial Crime: Corporates
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Satnam Tumani
2
Satnam Tumani
2
Band 2
Marcus Thompson
4
Marcus Thompson
4
Band 4
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
2
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation
2
Band 2
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