Chris Townsend

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Chris is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and focuses on advising European and global sponsors on the establishment of private funds pursuing a wide variety of investment strategies (including buyout, credit, energy, growth, infrastructure, real estate and venture).

Chris has advised sponsors on traditional fund structures, as well as structures incorporating long-dated, evergreen, multiple currency, and levered/unlevered parallel arrangements. He routinely advises clients on the formation of separately managed accounts, co-investments, management company issues and carried interest schemes. He also has experience in spin-outs and secondaries transactions (including GP-led solutions, fund restructurings, portfolio sales and other liquidity solutions).

Representative clients include AMP Capital, Alvarez & Marsal, Balderton Capital, BlackRock, Brookfield, EverSource Capital, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, GIC, Glennmont Partners, Global Logistic Properties, IDFC Infrastructure, Incus Capital, Montana Capital Partners, Norvestor, OTPP, Park Square Capital, Pollen Street Capital, Proventus Capital and Union Eiendomskapital.



Admissions & Qualifications

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


  • BPP Law SchoolLegal Practice Course2009
  • The University of SheffieldLL.B., European, International & Comparative Law2007