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


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