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IFLR1000: Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms

In the 2009 edition of International Financial Law Review 1000, Kirkland received first-tier rankings in Private Equity: Fund Formation, Private Equity: Transactions and Restructuring & Insolvency. According to IFLR, the rankings are "based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world's most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the leading lawyers in each legal market we cover."

IFLR1000 is the international legal market's guide to leading corporate finance law firms spanning the globe. The information published in this guide is compiled using resources from Legal Media Group's International Financial Law Review and Expert Guides.

Kirkland ranked in the following jurisdictions and categories:

United States
Private Equity: Fund Formation - Tier 1
Private Equity: Transactions - Tier 1
Restructuring and Insolvency - Tier 1
Capital Markets: Debt and Equity - Tier 4
Capital Markets: High-Yield Debt - Tier 4
Mergers and Acquisitions - Tier 4
Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization - Tier 5

UK, England & Wales
Bank Lending - Tier 4
Private Equity - Tier 4
Restructuring and Insolvency - Tier 5

Private Equity - Tier 3