Jacqueline Eaves is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Jacqueline advises private investment funds on a range of complex business transactions in the secondary market, including traditional portfolio sales, structured secondaries and GP-led transactions.

Jacqueline also has extensive experience of a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate advisory matters.

Jacqueline was recently named a 2021 Secondaries Next Gen Leader by Secondaries Investor, a list which recognizes the top 20 professionals working in the secondaries space aged 36 years of age or younger.


Thought Leadership


"Emerging Trends in the Evolving Continuation Fund Market," Private Equity Law Report, July 2022 

The Rise of GP-Led Secondaries,” Financier Worldwide, September 2021

A Comparison Between Two Liquidity Solution Tools: Preferred Equity and NAV Facilities,” Private Equity Law Report, October 2020

Increasing Fund Investment Capacity during COVID-19,” Apex Group blog, June 2020

"Current Trends in the PE Secondary Market and Key Differences Between Europe and the U.S.," Private Equity Law Report, October 22, 2019


Kirkland & Ellis Liquidity Solutions Academy, November 2, 2021

Kirkland & Ellis Liquidity Solutions Academy, November 4–5, 2020

Kirkland & Ellis Asia Liquidity Solutions Webinar Series, Summer 2020

Speaker, "What are Traditional Secondary Transactions?" Kirkland & Ellis Liquidity Solutions Academy, New York City, New York, November 6, 2019


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • BPP Law SchoolAccelerated Legal Practice CourseDistinction2010
  • BPP Law SchoolGraduate Diploma in LawCommendation2009
  • Durham UniversityB.A., English LiteratureFirst Class Honours2008