William R. Burke

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Overview

William Burke is a partner in Kirkland’s London office and practices in Kirkland’s Capital Markets Group. Mr. Burke has extensive experience in U.S. and international finance and capital markets transactions. He has represented issuers and sponsors both in the U.S. and abroad with respect to high yield offerings, registered equity offerings, investment grade offerings, restructurings, debt tender/consent solicitations, private placements and preferred securities offerings. William also represents private equity sponsors and other clients in acquisitions, dispositions, mergers and material commercial agreements.

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Recognition

“Europe High-Yield Bond” award at the IFR Awards 2017 for Maxeda DIY Holding B.V.’s offering of €475 million 61/8% Senior Secured Notes

Transatlantic Legal Awards, “Transatlantic Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year,” 2017

Law360, "Capital Markets Group Of The Year," 2015

The Legal 500,"Firm Specialism Award for High Yield," 2014

IFLR Europe, "Team of the Year for High Yield," 2014

Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2012–2019

Served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1995–1999.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York
  • 2005Illinois

Education

  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2002
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignB.A., History1995