Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Expands Restructuring Practice

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two associates to the Firm's Restructuring Practice Group in London.

Elaine Nolan, a mid-level associate with substantial European restructuring and insolvency experience, joins Kirkland from Weil Gotshal & Manges where she acted on a range of local and international contentious and non-contentious matters. Nuala McFerran, a junior associate with experience on a number of relevant restructuring matters, joins from Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft.

"We are very pleased Elaine and Nuala have joined our practice and look forward to their contributions to the group," said Lyndon Norley, head of Kirkland's European Restructuring Practice Group. "The expansion of our the restructuring practice in Europe is a direct result of clients engaging us on a greater number of increasingly significant matters. We expect to continue this expansion over the foreseeable future."

Kirkland & Ellis' European restructuring practice is currently serving as primary counsel in several high-profile matters, including the global Sea Containers Group, the equity holders of Bulgarian steel mill, Kremikovtzi, and the Nybron group. The group is also being instructed by a number of significant lenders in respect to the insolvencies of BAA and Four Seasons Health Care, as well as acting on an ongoing basis for leading private equity and hedge funds.

Kirkland & Ellis' Restructuring Practice Group has a global reputation, with leading practices in England, Germany and the United States. In the 2008 edition of Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirkland's restructuring practice received a first-tier ranking in both the global and USA categories. Kirkland's European restructuring practice has also been nominated for a number of prestigious awards over the past few years, including the Legal Business awards and The Lawyer awards.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a 1,400-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex restructuring, corporate, tax, litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The firm has offices in London, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.