Press Release

Corporate Partner Matthew Elliott Joins London Office of Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew Elliott will join the Firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Elliott focuses his practice on private equity.

“Matt joins us as one of the top attorneys in his market,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “His joining is a reflection of our commitment to broadening our strong transactional offering in London. Matt is our first partner in Europe with significant experience in private equity real estate, together with substantial experience in a wide variety of other corporate transactions. He is a great fit for our team.”

Mr. Elliott will join Kirkland from the financial sponsor group of Linklaters’ London office, where he heads the M&A real estate sector team. He has experience in advising a full range of stakeholders across public and private corporate transactions. 

Mr. Elliott holds degrees from the College of Law, Guildford and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. He has been recognized as a leading private equity attorney by The Legal 500 UK. 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,600-attorney law firm representing global clients in complex corporate, restructuring and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property and technology matters. The Firm has offices in London, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.