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 recognised as a New Generation Partner in Legal 500 (2023), where he is described as "a superb tactician and fantastic lawyer" with a "masterly command of the subject and unrivalled knowledge of the detail of each of his cases and of international arbitration."

Philipp is also ranked by Chambers & Partners UK (2023) as Up and Coming in International Arbitration, where he is described as “detail-oriented, meticulous, very well organised and extremely responsive.”



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