Alborz Tolou is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Alborz has a broad transactional practice and counsels companies and sponsors on capital-raising through public and private equity and debt offerings and acquiring and disposing of businesses and assets. He represents issuers, underwriters and initial purchasers in public and private financing transactions, including high-yield debt offerings, initial public offerings, SPAC transactions, preferred and follow-on equity offerings, investment grade debt offerings and tender and exchange offers. Alborz also advises U.S. and international companies with respect to corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance and SEC, NYSE and Nasdaq disclosure, reporting and compliance obligations, and restructuring and liability management transactions. He also assists private equity firms as well as public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions transactions, including leveraged buyouts, stock and asset purchases and dispositions, equity investments and joint ventures.

Alborz earned his U.S. law degree from Harvard Law School. He also graduated summa cum laude from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, with a Ph.D. in Law, a Master of Law and a Bachelor of Law. He is qualified in New York, England and Wales, and Switzerland.



Landon H. Gammon Fellowship for Academic Excellence, Harvard Law School

Walter Hug Award, Top Ph.D. in Swiss Law, University of Fribourg

Prix d'Excellence, Top Ph.D. in Swiss Contract Law, SGHVR Foundation

Best Master of Law Student, University of Fribourg

Prix d'Excellence NKF, Best Master's Thesis in Corporate Law


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018, New York
  • 2019, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2020, Switzerland (Non-Registered)


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Farsi


  • Harvard Law SchoolLL.M.2017
    Landon H. Gammon Fellowship for Academic Excellence
  • University of FribourgPh.D., Lawsumma cum laude2017
  • University of FribourgLL.M.summa cum laude2015
  • University of FribourgLL.B.summa cum laude2013