Kazik F. Michalski

Partner Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Kazik F. Michalski is a partner in the debt finance practice at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in London. He represents top-tier private equity sponsors in connection with complex domestic and cross-border credit transactions involving real estate investments and developments throughout Europe.

External Recognition

  • Law.com International UK: Rising Star: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Private Equity Lawyers (2022)
  • Chambers and Partners UK – Real Estate Finance – Ranked as Up and Coming: Testimonial (2023):
    • "Kazik is brilliant – a really nice lawyer and good to deal with."
  • The Legal 500 UK – Property Finance: Testimonials (2022–2023):
    • “Kazik Michalski is disciplined, calm and motivated with a can-do attitude.”
    • “Kirkland & Ellis International LLP‘s ‘truly exceptional‘ property finance practice is particularly strong in the private equity arena.”
    • “I have worked very closely with Kazik Michalski and his team over the past 24 months and I don’t think our transaction would have completed without him. He’s extremely diligent, thorough, creative, and commercial.”
    • “I have a particularly high opinion of Kazik Michalski, and he is undoubtedly the best finance lawyer I have ever worked with. Kazik’s unique combination of sharp intellect and deal intuition makes him an indispensable part of our legal advisory team on large and complex deals.”
  • IFLR1000 UK: Recognised as a notable practitioner in Banking (Real Estate Sector) (2022)



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • College of Law, LondonLL.B.; Legal Practice CourseDistinction2008
  • College of Law, LondonGraduate Diploma in Law2007
  • University of SurreyB.Sc.First Class Honours2005