Anand Damodaran

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Anand is an exceptional lawyer with a strong command on his area of expertise and beyond.” - Chambers & Partners UK, 2024

Anand Damodaran is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Anand primarily advises private investment fund sponsors on the formation of credit, private equity and real estate funds. He also advises on the establishment of carried interest and co-investment schemes, secondaries and strategic fund sponsor transactions.

Anand has represented, among others, Chorus Capital, CVC Credit, EQT Credit, Mandala Capital, MV Credit, Natixis, Nordic Capital and StormHarbour.

Anand is recommended in investment funds by The Legal 500 UK and is listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Chambers & Partners UK 2018–2024, where clients described him as “commercially and technically brilliant.” He was also selected by Financial News as one of its ‘40 under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services’ in 2016 and is currently recognised by Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers - Private Funds.


Thought Leadership


Quoted, “Return to 2007: Private equity fundraising touches $250bn,” Financial News (July 14, 2017)

Quoted, “European Fundraising Nearly at Pre-Crisis Levels,” Private Equity News (July 13, 2017)

Quoted, “Buyout Shops Rack Up Management Fees,” Financial News / Private Equity News (April 24, 2017)

Quoted, “Ares, ICG Bet On Luxembourg Post Brexit,” WSJ Pro Private Equity (February 17, 2017)

Quoted, “End-of-Life Funds Turn to ‘Aftercare’ Finance to Pay Off Investors,” WSJ Pro Private Equity (January 3, 2017)

Quoted, “End-of-Life Funds Turn to Aftercare Finance to Pay Off Investors,” Private Equity News (November 28, 2016)

Co-author, “The AIFMD Third Country Passport - An Update,” Eurekahedge (September 1, 2016)

Profiled, “40 Under 40 Legal Services 2016: Anand Damodaran,” Financial News (February 22, 2016)

Quoted, “US Fund Managers: Are You Cleared To Access EU Investors?” Law360 (July 10, 2014)

Co-author, “AIFMD Compliance: What Fund Managers Should Be Doing Now,” Law360 (July 11, 2014)

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


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2006, New York
  • 2005, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2001, Bar Council of India


  • New York University School of LawLL.M., Corporate Law2002
  • National Law School of India UniversityB.A.; LL.B.(Hons.)2000