Dr. Jörg Kirchner

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Jörg has been described as an ‘excellent’ and ‘highly respected’ private equity lawyer, ‘extremely experienced and very analytical’ with a ‘low ego-negotiation style’. He is ‘recognized throughout the market for his experience acting on domestic and cross-border M&A, carve-outs, joint ventures and add-ons.’ - JUVE, Chambers, Legal 500

Dr. Jörg Kirchner was a corporate partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Munich until January 31, 2020 when he became Of Counsel to the Firm.

Prior to joining Kirkland, he practiced at a German media company and at international law firms. He has extensive experience on private equity and M&A matters, handling both cross-border and national transactions, including LBOs, minority investments, joint ventures and carve-outs.

Jörg Kirchner is listed in all major legal directories as a leading name for private equity.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1992New York
  • 1994Germany


  • German
  • English


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolLL.M.1991
  • Higher Regional Court of MunichSecond State Examination1991
  • Ludwig Maximilians University MunichDr. jur.1989
  • Ludwig Maximilians University MunichFirst State Examination1987