Andy Burnett

Associate ESG & Impact
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Andy is an associate in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and a member of the Firm’s ESG & Impact Practice Group, which advises private equity firms, corporations, project sponsors and lenders on complex and evolving legal issues relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate-related regulatory requirements, investor demands, strategic opportunities, and voluntary reporting frameworks and coalitions.

He advises across the full range of ESG legal services, including ESG-linked private and public market financings, fund formation mandates, and corporate M&A transactions. He has advised funds on the application of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation to the categorization, strategy and operational risk and opportunity management programs of their alternative investment funds. As part of this work, he has helped establish market-leading ESG-driven Article 9 funds and is particularly interested in the development of impact strategies.

Andy also supports clients in navigating the evolving business and human rights landscape, including in relation to modern slavery, diversity and inclusivity and soft law standards like the OECD Guidelines and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Andy is qualified in England & Wales.


Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the Global Alliance of Impact Lawyers (GAIL)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • The University of Law, MoorgateLegal Practice Coursewith Distinction2020
  • Jesus College, University of CambridgeLaw2018