Ziyad Ziyadzade is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on negotiating and structuring complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments, public offerings, and other general corporate matters. Ziyad has handled such matters on behalf of, among others, Bain Capital Private Equity, GTCR, Thomas H. Lee Partners, TA Associates, Comvest Partners and Union Park Capital.


Thought Leadership


“Drilling for Black Gold: The Demarcation of Hydrocarbon Resources in the Caspian Sea,” 16 Chi. J. Int'l L. 312 (2015).


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016Illinois


  • English
  • Azerbaijani
  • Russian


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.2016

    Articles Editor, The Chicago Journal of International Law

  • Drexel UniversityB.A., International and Area Studiesmagna cum laude2013