Justin Gardner

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Justin Gardner is the Strategy and Operations Partner for the Investment Funds Team in London. He has over a decade of private fund formation and investment management experience gained through the post Global Financial Crisis boom in the Asia-Pacific private equity market, advising on many of the largest fundraisings in the region. Justin is responsible for the efficient delivery of legal services and continuous improvement of client experience. He was instrumental in establishing the infrastructure that has supported the growth of the Investment Funds Team in London from 15 to over 120 legal staff (2015–2022) and is responsible for much of the team’s day-to-day operational management, as well as the team’s data (including finance) and technology initiatives. Justin is responsible for the establishment and management of the department’s extensive paralegal team (from zero to over 30 members, 2017–2022) and oversees the continuing development of its knowledge and learning platform.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • Nottingham Law SchoolLPC2002
  • Nottingham Law SchoolPGDL2001
  • Cambridge UniversityM.A., Cantab 2000
  • Cambridge UniversityB.A.Hons.2000