Press Release

Kirkland & Ellis to Move London Office to 40 Leadenhall Street

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that it has agreed terms to move its London office, which includes over 550 employees, and become a major occupier to a newly constructed building at 40 Leadenhall Street. The Firm will move in upon completion of the project. 

40 Leadenhall is a new office and retail development in the heart of the City of London. Award-winning MAKE architects designed this landmark building, which is being developed by leading real estate fund manager, M&G Real Estate, with Nuveen as Development Manager. The building will showcase the expectations of a first class working environment with a particular focus on sustainability, amenity and innovation.

“40 Leadenhall will be a modern and iconic building with state-of-the-art features,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We will have a new, beautiful and welcoming environment in London for all our lawyers, staff and clients, with cutting edge technology and work spaces.”

Kirkland’s London office, established in 1994, has been one of the fastest growing offices in the market.

Savills Director Peter Thursfield and Newmark Group Vice Chairman Bob Chodos, with support from Knight Frank London, served as the lead brokers for Kirkland, representing the law firm in the site selection and lease negotiations. Cushman & Wakefield Head of Lease Transactions & Advisory U.K. Alistair Brown served as lead broker for 40 Leadenhall, representing the developers in the lease negotiations.