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Kirkland Partners David Higgins and Alvaro Membrillera Recognized Among Private Equity News’ Twenty Most Influential Private Equity Lawyers

Private Equity News named Kirkland & Ellis partners David Higgins and Alvaro Membrillera to its 2024 list of the “Twenty Most Influential Private Equity Lawyers.” The annual list celebrates the top legal minds working in the buyout sector in Europe.

The publication noted David as “one of the most well-known names in private equity law,” one who “has helped propel Kirkland to become one of the most successful sponsor-focused practices in the region.” Alvaro, meanwhile, was noted as “a seasoned private equity lawyer” who has “spearheaded a raft of big-ticket deals” since joining Kirkland last year.