Adam Skinner

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Adam Skinner is a regulatory partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Adam has experience in financial regulation and funds matters, with a particular focus on the regulatory issues arising within the private investment fund industry including primary fundraising and secondary/GP-led scenarios. Adam’s work includes advice on a range of financial services legislation as well as the rules of the FCA and the PRA. Adam advises on the impact of the AIFMD and has assisted with the establishment of new investment businesses in the UK, and the management of regulatory issues in connection with transactions. He also has experience handling regulatory issues arising in connection with minority investments in existing firms, control sale transactions and other liquidity events and strategic transactions.

Adam has been recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by The Legal 500 UK (2021–2024) where he is described as “responsive, strong technically and very easy to work with”.

Representative Clients

Court Square Capital Partners, GLP Capital Partners, GTCR, IK Investment Partners, L Catterton, Lion Capital, Oaktree, Pollen Street, Summit Partners, Sun Capital Partners/Sun European Partners, Triton Partners, Vista and Waud Capital.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2011, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • BPP Law School, LondonLPCwith Distinction2009
  • BPP Law School, LondonGraduate Diploma in Law2009
  • University College LondonB.A., HistoryFirst Class Honours (Dean's List)2006