Award Chambers & Partners

The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007: Tax: Corporate

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of legal talent available at the highest level of international legal practice. Its research methodology has been independently audited and confirmed to be thorough, robust and complete.

In Chambers' 2007 review of international legal talent in the area of Tax: Corporate, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Chambers' comments:

The Firm: This Chicago-based team of 20 lawyers makes a significant contribution to Kirkland & Ellis' stellar worldwide tax reputation. Recognised as pre-eminent private equity and bankruptcy practitioners, the "wonderful" and wide-ranging lawyers here are also among the leaders for complex litigation and tax controversy cases. Proficient handling transactional work, the team is perfectly placed to react to the recent increase in LBOs, and is highly respected both in Illinois and throughout the USA. Lawyers here acted as lead counsel in the closing of CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific II (Fund II) in a joint venture with Citigroup, creating what is reportedly the largest private equity fund in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The Lawyers: The "highly regarded" Jeffrey Sheffield is particularly sought after for his transactional tax advice. He recently acted for GM in the sale of one of its interests and has been involved in buyouts around the world.

Clients/Work Highlights: Alcoa; American Capital; BainCapital; Conseco Services; GTCR; Goense Bounds & Partners; Northwest Airlines; Parthenon Capital; Sara Lee; ServiceMaster; Summit Partners and Tenet Healthcare.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007 -