Partha Kar is a restructuring partner in the London office of the Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Partha has developed a wide range of cross-border restructuring and insolvency and special situation experience over the last 18 years.

He has acted for investors, financial creditors (including alternative credit funds), turnaround advisors, companies (debtors and creditors) and insolvency practitioners/appointees in multi-jurisdictional restructurings and all classes of insolvency proceedings; directors, shareholders and creditors of companies that are financially impaired or subject to solvent reorganization; and for vendors and purchasers of distressed debt or equity.

Partha has worked on all stages of this work including contingency planning and strategy, negotiations, documentation, post-restructuring/appointment and the exit.

Partha has been recognized in the most recent editions of The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer. He is praised as “responsive, attentive, commercial and pragmatic” in The Legal 500 UK 2020 (the Group is ranked Tier 1). Partha is recognised as “technically terrific and really good at giving strategic advice, as well as black letter legal work” in Chambers UK 2020 (the Group is recognised as Tier 1). Partha was also listed as one of the “Hot 100” lawyers in Europe for 2011 in The Lawyer publication along with fellow restructuring partner Kon Asimacopoulos.


Thought Leadership


Recast Insolvency Regulation: Key Changes for Corporate Restructuring, Plc Magazine, May 2017

Court of Appeal in European Directories Restructuring Clarifies Intercreditor Release Powers, Financier Worldwide, January 2011

Buyer Beware: Buying the Business of an Insolvent Company, Plc Magazine, November 2009


Partha has been praised as "able to drive deals forward with excellence" in Legal 500 2019, (the Group is ranked Tier 1)

Partha is recognised as having "a broad restructuring and insolvency practice and is particularly noted for his expertise in cross-border matters", in Chambers and Partners 2019, (the Group is recognised as Tier 1)

Memberships & Affiliations

The Law Society (England and Wales)

The Insolvency Lawyers Association (UK)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2002, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales

  • 2001, Admitted in New South Wales, Australia

  • 1999, Admitted in Victoria, Australia

  • 1993, Admitted in Queensland, Australia


  • Queensland University of TechnologyGraduate Diploma in Legal Practice1993
  • The University of QueenslandLL.B.1992
  • The University of QueenslandB.Com.1990