Laurent Victor-Michel

Partner Transactional
Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Corporate partner Laurent Victor-Michel advises financial private equity houses, financial sponsor-backed clients and corporates on complex mergers and acquisition, focusing on leveraged buyouts and public-to-private transactions.

Laurent is recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” by The Legal 500 EMEA (2021) for his “outstanding reputation”, with clients describing him as “among the best in the market”, and by IFLR1000 (2021) as a “Notable Practioner” for Private Equity; Mergers & Acquisitions.

Laurent was previously a partner at Linklaters LLP in Paris.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Avocat à la Cour (France)


  • French Naval AcademyOfficer of the Watch Training2004
  • Paris Bar School2003
  • Université Paris-SorbonneMaster in Business and Tax Law2003
  • Université Paris NanterreMaster in Business Law2002