Sheldon Laing is an investment funds partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on the formation, operation and regulatory compliance of private equity funds and other investment vehicles. He also advises institutional investors and represents purchasers and fund sponsors in connection with secondary transactions.


Thought Leadership


“Principles, Policy and Practice: Human Rights and the Law of Contract”, Sheldon Laing and Danie Visser, in Private Law and Human Rights: Bringing Rights Home in Scotland and South Africa, E. Reid and D. Visser (Eds.), 2013, Edinburgh University Press

Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association, Member


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012New York
  • 2016South Africa


  • Afrikaans
  • English


  • University of Cape TownLL.B.cum laude2010
  • University of Cape TownB.Soc.Sc., Social Anthropology & Law2008