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Private Funds Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis Ranks in Tier 1 in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

The Private Funds Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP ranked in Tier One in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers & Partners on June 7.

Kirkland is the only firm ranked in Tier One in Investment Funds: Private Equity in Chambers USA, Chambers Asia, Chambers Global (global-wide) and Chambers UK. In these areas, Kirkland also has more private funds attorneys ranked than any other firm.

The Chambers USA commentary notes that "… this team has had a remarkable year, with market sources showering deserved recognition on the achievements of the practice. This highly ambitious firm is looking to further expand, particularly in the real estate fund formation and emerging markets areas and already houses a very well-regarded secondaries practice."

Chambers & Partners, based in London, produces the internationally recognized guides to the legal profession described by The New York Times as "the gold standard" in legal rankings. To compile its annual guide to the U.S. legal market Chambers conducted thousands of interviews with private practice attorneys and sophisticated end-users of legal services around the world.

About the Private Funds Practice Group

The Private Funds Practice at Kirkland & Ellis is one of the largest and most experienced sponsor-side practices in the world, including:

  • More than 70 lawyers globally, including more than 35 corporate and real estate partners dedicated exclusively to the private funds practice.
  • 12 full-time lawyers dedicated to private funds in the U.K. and 10 additional U.K. corporate lawyers who spend some time on fund formations.
  • 3 partners and 4 associates dedicated full-time to private funds in Hong Kong.
  • More than 150 lawyers, in nine offices across six time zones, work on private funds. 


About Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,500-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate/private equity and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.