Aleksander has an excellent knowledge of the market and is able to apply that knowledge to novel circumstances clients face. He is a great communicator and provides excellent commercial advice.” - Chambers UK, 2024

Aleksander Bakic is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Aleks co-leads the European Liquidity Solutions Team, which is ranked Band 1 in the 2024 edition of Chambers UK. He advises clients on the structuring and negotiation of a wide range of secondary transactions, from fund book deals to GP and LP-led restructurings of single assets or wider portfolios.

Aleks has particular experience in highly complex, cross-border transactions involving management spin-outs, stapled, syndicated and tendered deals, as well as deferred consideration. In addition, Aleks works with private equity funds and their investors on a wide range of investment funds matters. His experience spans across private equity, infrastructure and credit products, in established and developing markets.

Aleks is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers UK, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.


Thought Leadership


“Fund Secondary Transactions,” Invest Europe, 2019–2021


Chambers UK, Investment Funds: Private Equity: Secondaries, 2021–2024

Chambers UK, Investment Funds: Private Equity, 2022–2024

IFLR1000 UK, Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds, 2024

The Legal 500 UK, Investment Fund Formation and Management (Private Funds), 2023


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2008, Slovenia (inactive)


  • English
  • Slovene
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Italian


  • London School of Economics and Political ScienceLL.M.2006
  • University of LjubljanaLL.B.2004