Overview

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.

Manas is recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific, and “Next Generation Lawyer” in Legal 500 in Banking and Finance, as a client commended “he is the pre-eminent market thought leader within the banking and finance sphere”.

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.

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Recognition

Ranked “Leading Lawyer” in Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms) – China, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022) 

Ranked “Next Generation Partner” in Banking and Finance – Hong Kong, Legal 500 (2022) 

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

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

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

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

Languages

  • English
  • Kannada

Education

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