Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that Alan Skerritt will join the Firm as a partner in the Investment Funds Group in the London office.
Mr. Skerritt advises investment fund sponsors on the establishment and operation of funds, both closed- and open-ended, across the real asset spectrum including core, core-plus and value-add real estate, infrastructure and logistics funds as well as on the establishment of carried interest and co-investment schemes and other related structures including joint ventures.
“Alan has deep experience on a wide variety of real asset funds and related products,” said Jonathan Tadd, an investment funds partner based in London. “He will be an extremely valuable addition as we continue to scale our real asset funds business in Europe.”
London-based investment funds partner Christopher Braunack added: “Alan is an exceptional lawyer who has been focused on real asset fundraising for almost all of his career. Our real asset funds practice in Europe has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and is now a market leader. Adding Alan to the bench of partners already focused on real asset funds both globally and in Europe will further enhance our client offering in that space.”
Mr. Skerritt will join Kirkland from the London office of Goodwin.
Kirkland’s European investment funds practice has over 20 partners and advises many of Europe’s preeminent investment fund sponsors with respect to their fundraisings, ongoing fund-related matters (including liquidity solutions) and sponsor strategic transactions. The practice is a market leader in each of its core focuses — private equity, credit, real assets and liquidity solutions — and was awarded Private Equity Real Estate 2020 Law Firm of the Year for Fund Formation in Europe and Private Equity International 2020 Law Firm of the Year for both Fund Formation and Secondaries in Europe.