Press Release

Sean Lacey to Join Kirkland's Restructuring Group in London

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce that Sean Lacey will join the Firm’s London office as a partner in the Restructuring Practice Group. Mr. Lacey focuses his practice on financial restructurings and specialised lending transactions at all levels of the capital structure.

“Sean has earned a reputation as one of the leading restructuring and finance lawyers in the London market,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “His extensive experience advising clients on complex transactions across a range of credit products will further enhance our European restructuring offering. He is an exciting new addition to our market-leading, global restructuring practice.”

Mr. Lacey will join Kirkland from the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he was co-leader of the firm’s alternative capital group within the global financial institutions group. He has advised a wide range of clients including investment funds, financial institutions and corporate borrowers. During his career, he has spent periods working in legal and commercial teams at two top-tier, global investment banks.

Mr. Lacey holds a degree in modern history and modern languages from Christ Church, Oxford University. He is recommended as a leading restructuring and finance lawyer in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK, with the former describing him as “extremely clever and very commercial.”   

About the Restructuring Practice Group
Kirkland & Ellis’ Restructuring Practice Group utilizes the Firm’s offices in Europe, the United States and Asia to provide integrated services to clients worldwide. Kirkland’s restructuring lawyers have advised on some of the most complex, multijurisdictional restructurings in recent history and have a broad range of business advisory and crisis management skills to navigate clients through situations involving financially troubled companies. Kirkland lawyers have handled matters across industries including media, entertainment, transportation, manufacturing, energy and real estate.

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,900-attorney law firm representing global clients in restructuring, private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration and intellectual property 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.