James Board

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


James Board is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. His practice focuses on advising on the establishment and operation of a wide range of private investment funds, including debt, private equity, real estate, and fund of funds. He also advises on the structure and terms of executive carried interest, co-investment and similar incentive arrangements and regularly represents institutional investors on their primary fund investment and secondary purchase programmes.

James has represented, among others, Axa Private Equity, Bain Capital Credit, Chamonix Capital, CVC Credit Partners, EQT Credit, KKR Credit Advisors, Nordic Capital and UBS Global Asset Management.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “Funds need flexibility to tackle Brexit” IFLR (May, 2017)

Co-author, “Combining managed accounts with traditional fundraising: the key issues,” Private Equity International (April, 2013)

Co-author, “Crafting carried interest provisions in the limited partnership agreement,” Private Equity International (April, 2012)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • BPP Law School, LondonLPC2006
  • BPP Law School, LondonGDL2005
  • Durham UniversityB.A., English LiteratureHons.2004