Christopher Shield

Partner Transactional
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


He is a great partner, who is super reliable and provides high-quality advice and good client service. He is a trusted adviser rather than only a lawyer.” - Chambers UK, 2024

Christopher Shield is a partner in the banking and finance department of the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Christopher has banking and debt finance experience including domestic and cross-border syndicated lending, leverage acquisitions, investment grade lending and general banking.

Chris has been recognised:

  • by Chambers UK (2024), where clients describe him as “always available and commercially minded”
  • as a “Leading Individual” by The Legal 500 UK (2024)
  • in the “Highly Regarded” category by IFLR1000 (2023) for Banking



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • College of Law, York CentrePost-Graduate Certificate in Legal PracticeCommendation2003
  • Queen Mary College, University of LondonLL.B.Honours2002