Adam Watterson is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Adam has experience advising debtors and creditors on cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, administrations, CVAs and schemes of arrangement. 

Adam also advises investment banks, hedge funds and private equity houses in their review and diligence of European investment opportunities in par, stressed and distressed transactions.


Thought Leadership


“Minimising the risk of shadow directorship: Advice for distressed debt investors,” Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, December 2016

“Pulling back the shades: Demystifying vulture funds,” Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, August 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Law Society of New South Wales


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018, Admitted to the High Court of Australia
  • 2016, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia


  • University of Technology SydneyB.A.; LL.B., Social & Political Studies2016