Lawyers representing Kirkland & Ellis International LLP participated in Mazars' Legal Challenge Quiz Wednesday night, helping to raise more than £19,000 for the homeless. The evening was a success, raising money for CRISIS, an organization committed to developing new and innovative solutions to helping homeless people develop self-confidence and skills for reintegrating into society.
Kirkland's team of six led by Graham Lane, finished 11th out of 20 teams who competed in the seventh annual event, held October 13 in London. Taylor Wessing was the winner of the night, beating out three-time champions Bird & Bird in the contest moderated by BBC journalist Natasha Kaplinsky.
"Due to the generosity of our legal guests, we are pleased to announce that CRISIS have raised over £19,000 for its work," said Peter Hyatt, Senior Forensic Partner at Mazars. "We would like to take this opportunity to thank the law firms, with many of whom we already work, for supporting this event."
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, through which the London office is operated, assists international clients with their U.S. operations and investments and helps U.S.-based clients in European transactions. Kirkland's London office has grown from two lawyers to approximately 35 lawyers. It is active in cross-border transactions and international litigation, particularly insurance and reinsurance coverage, international commercial dispute arbitrations, bankruptcy and intellectual property.