Manas Chandrashekar is a partner in the debt finance team in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. Manas has a broad range of experience acting for top tier sponsors/borrowers and lenders on complex international financing transactions, with an emphasis on acquisition and leveraged financings, corporate financings, asset backed financings, investment fund financings, and real estate financings.

Prior to joining Kirkland, Manas worked in the Hong Kong and London offices of leading international law firms, and in a top tier Indian law firm. He has also spent time on secondment with the leveraged and acquisition finance team at HSBC in Hong Kong.

Manas holds an Indian law degree and a LL.M. from Cornell Law School and has been involved in a number of India related financings.



Ranked “Up and Coming” in Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms) - China, Chambers Global (2021)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020, Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 2006, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2004, New York
  • 2004, Virginia, Inactive


  • English
  • Kannada


  • Cornell Law SchoolLL.M.2003
  • National Law School of India UniversityB.A.; LL.B.Honours2002