Press Release

Kirkland Adds Investment Funds Partner Paul Sampson in London

Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce that Paul Sampson will join the Firm as a partner in the Investment Funds Group in the London office.

Mr. Sampson has extensive experience advising investment fund sponsors on a broad range of fund formation and operational matters with a particular focus on infrastructure, energy, transportation and real estate funds. He also advises on a variety of more bespoke arrangements including funds-of-one, separately managed accounts, joint ventures and co-investment programs.

“Paul is a rising star in the European funds world and we are excited to add him to the team,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We have the largest investment funds practice in the world, and it’s a testament to the strength of the platform that we continue to attract top talent across the alternative capital space.”

Mr. Sampson joins Kirkland from the London office of Allen & Overy, where he was a partner.   

Kirkland’s European investment funds practice has over 25 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 International 2021 Law Firm of the Year for both Fund Formation and Secondaries in Europe, Private Equity Real Estate 2021 Law Firm of the Year for Fund Formation in Europe and Private Debt Investor 2021 Law Firm of the Year in Europe.