James Simpson

Partner Capital Markets
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


James Simpson is a capital markets partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He has experience in U.S. and international finance and capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions. James has represented issuers, sponsors and investment banks with respect to high yield debt offerings, registered debt and equity offerings, restructurings, consent solicitations and private placements.



Transatlantic Legal Awards, “Transatlantic Debt Capital Markets Team of the Year,” 2017

Law360, "Capital Markets Group Of The Year," 2015

IFLR Europe, "Team of the Year for High Yield," 2014


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2016, New York


  • German


  • BPP Law School, HolbornLegal Practice CourseDistinction2008
  • King's College LondonLaw with German Law2006
  • Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinGerman Law2005