Overview

Kon Asimacopoulos: the best operator in the market. Leads the business from the front. He is always strategic, always hustling and always relevant in the market. He is a master tactician and laser focused on delivering results." - The Legal 500 UK, 2023

Kon Asimacopoulos is a partner in Kirkland's European Restructuring Group and acts for companies and investors in national and cross-border financial restructuring, insolvency and litigation matters. He has been involved in dozens of the leading global and European restructuring and litigation matters over the course of the past 20 years and has been ranked among the top lawyers in his field for most of his career. Kon speaks regularly at restructuring and distressed investing conferences, and is often quoted in financial and legal media on restructuring, insolvency and distressed-related subjects.

External Recognition:

  • Chambers UK: Band 1 in Restructuring/Insolvency - UK, 2023
  • Legal 500: Hall of Fame in Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency, 2023
  • IFLR 1000: Market leader in Restructuring and Insolvency, 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leader and Global Elite Thought Leader, Restructuring & Insolvency, 2022
  • Euromoney Guide to the World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers

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Thought Leadership

Kon has recently authored or co-authored a number of publications and client updates, including the following:

  • Exercising Change - CVAs, Practice & Law, 18 October 2014

  • Court of Appeal in European Directories Restructuring Clarifies Intercreditor Release Powers, Financier Worldwide, January 2011.

  • A chapter on U.S. Restructuring for European Investors in the leading restructuring publication A Practitioner's Guide to Corporate Restructuring, City & Financial, 2008.

  • China's New Enterprise Bankruptcy Law, Journal of Bankruptcy Law, January/February 2007.

  • Impact of UNCITRAL Model Law on Chapter 11 Debtors in the UK, Financier Worldwide, September 2006.

  • Court Conduct - The Flexible Approach of the English High Court to European Insolvencies, Legal Week, 28 September 2006.

Recognition

Recognised in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a leading corporate restructuring and insolvency lawyer.

Media References

Kon is frequently quoted and referred to in leading financial and legal publications including as follows:

Cross-Border Complexities Hamper Debt Restructuring

Kirkland Advises R&R Ice Cream on €350 Million High Yield Offering and €60 Million Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility

Court of Appeal comes to the rescue in European Directories restructure

City and Wall Street elite seal end to Almatis restructuring dispute

Kirkland advises Japan Airlines on bankruptcy proceedings

Reader's Digest demise sees BLP advise administrators

Kirkland: two heads better than one?

Kirkland, Maitland gain clarification of client money liquidation process

Focus on implications of IMO Carwash takeover

Downturn fuels debate on following US lead

Memberships & Affiliations

Full member, INSOL

Full member, Insolvency Lawyers' Association

Full member, Turnaround Management Association

Full member, R3: The Association of Business Recovery Professionals

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2000, High and Federal Courts of Australia
  • 1999, Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia

Education

  • University of Technology SydneyLL.B.

    First Class Honours

    2000
  • University of WollongongB.Com.1996