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IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms 2019

Kirkland & Ellis is ranked in the 2019 edition of the IFLR1000, a guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Rankings are based on recent transactional work and feedback from a wide range of corporate and in-house contacts, as well as peers in the legal market. Additionally, 216 attorneys are recognized as Market Leaders, Highly Regarded, Rising Stars or Notable Practitioners.

Kirkland received 12 Tier 1 rankings:


Hong Kong
Private Equity
Private Equity Funds
Restructuring and Insolvency

United Kingdom
Bank Lending: Sponsor Side
Private Equity
Restructuring: Bond Holder and Fund Representation

United States
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity
Private Equity Funds
Restructuring and Insolvency

The Firm was also recognized in:

Bank Lending: Borrower Side (United Kingdom)
Banking (Germany, Hong Kong)
Capital Markets: Debt (Hong Kong, United States)
Capital Markets: Derivatives (United States)
Capital Markets: Equity (Hong Kong, United States)
Capital Markets: High-Yield (United Kingdom, United States)
Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization (United States)
Financial Restructuring (United Kingdom)
Financial Services Regulatory: Non-contentious (United Kingdom)
Mergers and Acquisitions (Germany, Hong Kong)
Mergers and Acquisitions - Foreign Firms (China)
Private Equity (Germany)
Private Equity - Foreign Firms (China)
Private Equity Funds (United Kingdom)
Project Finance (Hong Kong)
Restructuring: Corporate (United Kingdom)