Jacob Traff is a partner in the European Private Equity Group in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He focuses his practice on all types of corporate transactions for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.

Jacob joined Kirkland in 2013 and became a partner in 2017. In 2017/2018, Jacob spent 11 months on secondment in Bain Capital’s European legal team. Legal Week named Jacob to its list of 2021 “Rising Stars: Europe's Best Up-and-Coming Private Equity Lawyers”.



Admissions & Qualifications

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


  • Swedish
  • English


  • BPP Business SchoolM.A., Law with Business2011
  • BPP Law School, HolbornLegal Practice Course2009
  • St. Chad’s College, Durham UniversityLL.B., LawHons.2008