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.

Adam has been recognised as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by The Legal 500 UK (2020), where he is described by clients as “infinitely practical and helpful” and praised for “the gift of being able to explain complex areas of regulation in a digestible way‘”.

Adam’s work includes interpretation of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) as well as the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Adam also advises on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive amongst other European legislation and has assisted with the establishment of new investment businesses in the UK, and the management of regulatory issues in connection with transactions.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, “Brexit Considerations For US Investment Fund Managers”, Law360, 2016

Co-author, “EU regulation of private equity fund managers and advisers”, chapter in Global Investment Funds published by Global Law and Business Publishing (2016) 

Co-author, “The Route to Market in Europe via AIFMD” 2015 Preqin Investor Network Global Alternatives Report

Co-author, “The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: Key Considerations for US Fund Managers," PREA Quarterly, Winter 2015


Admissions & Qualifications

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


  • BPP Law School, LondonLPCDistinction2009
  • BPP Law School, LondonGraduate Diploma in LawCommendation2008
  • University College LondonB.A., HistoryFirst Class Honours2006
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