Kirkland was selected as the "International Law Firm of the Year" by The Lawyer at its annual awards ceremony in London on June 26, 2007.
In choosing Kirkland, The Lawyer commented:
"Kirkland & Ellis has been in London for years, but in 2006 it was never far from the headlines. It made a series of outstanding lateral hires in its core areas of private equity, and within the space of a year had a fully developed practice in fund formation, corporate and acquisition finance to add to its cross-border restructuring practice."
"Kirkland's credibility is also maintained by its stellar German practice, which mirrors London's in its private equity and restructuring business. The coherence of the firm's international strategy was similarly found in its Hong Kong opening."