Philipp Kurek

Partner Litigation
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Philipp Kurek is an arbitration partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis. Philipp represents clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations around the world. Philipp’s practice includes international investment dispute resolution, where Philipp has substantial experience of providing strategic advice and representing clients in both ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations.

Philipp is ranked as Up and Coming in Chambers & Partners UK (2022) for Investor-State Arbitration, where he is described as “highly competent, very motivated” and having “an excellent reputation in the field of international arbitration” and his “knowledge, experience and work” in the field are noted to be “excellent”. Legal 500 UK - International Arbitration (2022) similarly describes Philipp as having an “excellent grasp of his cases” and being “very smart – as diligent as he is thorough”.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • German


  • The University of Law, London MoorgatePost-Graduate Diploma in Legal PracticeDistinction2008–2009
  • Faculty of Law, University of CambridgeLaw, M.A. (Cantab)2005–2008