Richard has an excellent way of looking at problems, often suggesting solutions that others have not considered. He is also an excellent all-rounder with knowledge of the whole gamut of funds work.” - Chambers UK, 2024
Richard Watkins is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Richard primarily advises in relation to private equity fund structuring, carried interest, co-investment and other private equity incentive schemes and also advises on private equity transactions including secondaries, spin-outs and mergers of private equity houses.
2013 IBA Private Equity Symposium - co-chair, "How investors view the asset class today and their plans for the future"
13th Annual IBA International Conference on Private Investment Funds - panelist, "Current terms: private equity funds"
CI Funds Forum 2012, July 4, 2012 - panelist, “Private Equity: Walking the Wire”
Ranked Band 1 by Chambers UK, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Europe
Recognised as a leading individual by The Legal 500
Recognised as a leading lawyer in UK Legal Experts
Recognised as a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000
Recognised by Who’s Who Legal - The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers - Private Funds
Recommended by PLC Which Lawyer?
Memberships & Affiliations
Admissions & Qualifications
- 1996, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
- University of EssexLL.B.Honours1992
- The University of Law, GuildfordLaw Society Finals1993