Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Strengthens Tax Team

In November 2007, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP strengthened its German tax practice with the addition of Dr. Oded Schein to the team of the partner Dr. Roderic Pagel and the associate Dr. Ulf Kieker. Dr Schein was formerly employed with Professor Wilhelm Haarmann in Frankfurt and advised in the areas of private equity and corporate law. With the expansion of the tax team and the development of a German acquisition finance group, with Wolfgang Nardi as partner and three associates, Kirkland & Ellis in Munich has further broadened its transactional advice services package.

Tax at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

The Munich tax team of Kirkland & Ellis consists of one partner and two associates, who advise mainly in the areas of acquisitions, management investments, and the structuring of shares. This complements, together with the London tax group with two partners and three associates, the cross-border advice services of Kirkland & Ellis in Europe.

Acquisition Finance at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

The German finance team of Kirkland & Ellis , manned with a partner and three associates, is especially active in advising private equity investors with national and international acquisition financing and restructuring. The Munich team is a part of the European finance practice with a further group of English attorneys, consisting of four partners and eight associates in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis.

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis has worldwide more than 1,300 attorneys and belongs herewith to the leading law firms. It advises in all areas of commercial law, especially in M&A, restructuring/insolvency, banking/finance, intellectual property, tax and international litigation and dispute resolution matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Kirkland & Ellis expanded in January 2005 by opening its Munich office which currently employs approximately 25 attorneys who focus on private equity and M&A, restructuring/insolvency, acquisition finance, and tax.