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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011: Investment Funds: RMB Fund Formation (International Firms): China

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

In Chambers' 2011 review of legal talent in the area of Investment Funds: RMB Fund Formation (International Firms): China, our Firm is listed among the best in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chambers' comments:

Investment Funds: RMB Fund Formation (International Firms): China

China Ranking: Tier 1

The Firm: A private equity boutique, this firm has a strong name in this area. The opening of its Shanghai office in 2009 and the growing teams in both Hong Kong and on the Mainland is testament to the practice's commitment to the market. The 20-strong team includes seven partners, with recent senior members relocating from the USA and London, as well as several new associates. It recently advised Chinese clients on US dollar China buyout funds and advised an international commodities firm on its US dollar China mining fund.

Sources Say: "Kirkland is an excellent firm by name and reputation."

Key Individuals: With nearly two decades of private equity experience, senior partner David Patrick Eich leads the team. Partner Albert Cho is a favourite of clients, who say he is "highly responsive, proactive and diligent in answering questions and providing advice."

Reprinted with permission from Chambers Asia-Pacific, A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2011 —