Press Release

Corporate Partner Stuart Boyd to Join London Office of Kirkland

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

“Stuart has built a reputation as one of the leading private equity lawyers in London,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He is a dynamic and talented lawyer and a perfect fit for the practice as we further build out our European transactional offering to clients. We look forward to welcoming him to the Firm.”

Mr. Boyd will join Kirkland from the London office of Linklaters, where he advised private equity houses and financial sponsor clients on all forms of leveraged M&A and portfolio assistance, including restructuring advice.

Mr. Boyd is listed in the ‘Private Equity: Buyouts’ rankings of Chambers UK 2016, which called him “extremely knowledgeable and experienced” and noted he “deals well under pressure.”

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP ( is a 1,700-attorney law firm representing global clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring, 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.