Susannah and the team provide invaluable hands on support, they are excellent in marrying the technical detail with a practical approach to ensuring the right commercial deal is achieved.” - The Legal 500 UK, 2024

Susannah Amini is a debt finance partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. She has extensive experience in borrower-side fund finance, acting for many different funds of different asset classes on their capital call / subscription facilities, NAV lines, GP/management company facilities, leverage for secondary transactions and other more bespoke forms of fund finance.

External Recognition

  • Chambers UK: Ranked for Fund Finance and described by clients as bringing “something different to the table“ (2024)
  • The Legal 500 UK: Listed as a “Leading Individual” for Fund Finance (2024)
  • Legal Business: Listed as “Ones to Watch” (2023)
  • The Drawdown: Listed as one of the Most Influential Fund Finance Experts of 2022 where she is noted for founding “one of the most innovative and fastest growing practice areas in the firm”
  • Law.com: Listed as “Rising Stars: The UK's Best Up and Coming Female Lawyers” (2022)
  • Legal Week: Listed as “40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in Private Equity” (2019)


Thought Leadership


A Comparison Between Two Liquidity Solution Tools: Preferred Equity and NAV Facilities,” Private Equity Law Report, October 2020


Moderator, “Secondaries – Far From Second Fiddle”, Virtual Fund Finance Symposium, November 16 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • University of NottinghamB.A., Politics2006