Gavin Gordon

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Gavin Gordon is a partner in the private equity group in Kirkland’s London office. He focuses his practice on leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure transactions. He has advised private equity funds and corporate clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Gavin is rated as a “leading individual” in Private Equity by Legal 500 and as a leading private equity lawyer in a number of publications including Chambers & Partners, IFLR and Super Lawyers.

Chambers describes him as “excellent” and “very commercial” and have previously stated “he is praised by sources for his depth of knowledge in the private equity space” and “commercial, responsive and extremely knowledgeable.”

Gavin has advised many European and U.S. sponsors, including: ABRY, Alinda, Apax, Apollo, Arcapita, Arle (formerly Candover), Blackstone, CCMP, Centerbridge, Cerberus, Cinven, Cognetas, FTV Capital, GS Capital Partners, GTCR, Health Evolution Partners, KKR, LGV Ventures, New Mountain Capital, Pamplona, Park Square, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Searchlight Capital Partners, Summit Partners, TH Lee, TPG, Triton and Vista Equity Partners.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1999, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • Nottingham Law SchoolLPCDistinction1997
  • Trinity College, University of CambridgeM.A., LawHons.1996