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The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010: Corporate/M&A

On an annual basis, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research and thorough data analysis in compiling its objective list of 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' 2010 review of international legal talent in the area of Corporate/M&A, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.

Chambers' comments:

USA Ranking: Tier 4

Kirkland & Ellis is best known for its expertise in the private equity realm and enjoys a privileged status due to its strength in leveraged finance. However, it has deep M&A experience and advises an impressive clientele on transactional matters. This includes representing Constellation Energy in its sale to MidAmerican Energy Holdings. Stephen Fraidin is among the leading lights of the firm, and "a superb deal-maker whether for private equity sources or public companies." Carter Emerson is another prominent member of the group. He takes a considered and methodical approach to his work and "is always mindful of the issues and willing to compromise where necessary," according to interviewees. David Fox, who recently joined the firm from Skadden Arps, advises some of the biggest companies in the USA.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010