Karen Ho

Partner Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis


Karen is responsible, experienced and hard-working. She delivered good-quality work and exceptional outcomes for our transactions.” - Chambers Greater China, 2024

Karen Ho is a partner in the debt finance team in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis. Karen focuses on advising global private equity sponsors and strategic investors on cross-border leveraged financings, real estate financings, structured financings and margin financings across the region. Karen has also spent time on secondment to the leveraged finance team at HSBC in Hong Kong, and the credit funds team of KKR Credit in Hong Kong. Karen is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Karen is named as an “Up and Coming” lawyer for Banking & Finance by Chambers Greater China 2024, gaining praise from clients and peers alike. In 2023, IFLR1000 named Karen as a “Rising Star Partner” in leveraged finance.



“Up and Coming,” Banking and Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms) – China, Chambers Greater China and Chambers Global (2024)

“Rising Star Partner,” Leveraged Finance – Hong Kong, IFLR1000 (2023)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Hong KongSolicitor


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin


  • University of Hong KongPCLL2010
  • University of Hong KongLL.B.2009
  • University of Hong KongB.B.A., Law2007