Paul Sampson

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Our go-to partner for complex transactions…and large-scale fundraisings,” “Excellent in negotiations”

Paul is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Paul represents sponsors and institutional investors in relation to the structuring, formation and operation of private investment funds with a focus on real assets, including infrastructure, transportation and real estate. He has extensive experience across all the major alternative asset classes, advising on a variety of commingled and fund-like structures, including funds-of-one, separate managed accounts, co-investments and joint ventures.

Paul has represented, among others, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Schroders, Heitman, QIC, DWS, UBS Asset Management, M&G, Tishman Speyer, CQS, Cairn Capital, CDPQ, Ivanhoe Cambridge, AIMCo, USS and BTPS.



Paul is recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” by Legal 500, Investment Funds (2023), and is ranked in the Investment Funds: Investor Representation section of the Chambers UK 2023 edition.


Admissions & Qualifications

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


  • The University of Law, LondonLL.B.First Honors2007
  • The University of Law, LondonLegal Practice Course; Graduate Diploma in Lawwith Distinction2006
  • University of BirminghamB.A., EnglishFirst Honors2005