Kirkland & Ellis announced today that James Boswell will join the Firm as a partner in the Debt Finance Practice in the London office. Mr. Boswell advises on a wide range of financing transactions, with a particular emphasis on infrastructure finance.
“James is a very talented lawyer with a strong reputation for leading complex infrastructure financings in the UK and throughout Europe,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We are excited to add him to our rapidly growing energy and infrastructure practice in London.”
Chambers U.K., the Legal 500 U.K., and IFLR1000 have recognized Mr. Boswell as a leading lawyer for infrastructure finance. He joins Kirkland from the London office of Clifford Chance, where he was a partner.
Kirkland’s Energy and Infrastructure group includes more than 400 attorneys across the Firm’s offices representing energy and infrastructure clients in a variety of complex transactions at the cutting edge of the industry. The team utilizes Kirkland’s deep experience across disciplines such as private equity, mergers and acquisitions, fund formation, capital markets, restructuring, IP, litigation and governmental investigations, together with deep energy and infrastructure specialists, to advise investment funds, strategic investors, borrowers, lenders and other participants in the market.
“As many of our sponsor clients look to deploy their infrastructure capital globally, we continue to add top-tier talent like James in key jurisdictions,” said Andrew Calder, a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. “He is a key piece of the team we are assembling in London, which will work hand in hand with our strong infrastructure team in the U.S. to meet our clients’ needs. We are thrilled to welcome him to Kirkland.”