Press Release

Credit Fund Specialist Alex Amos Joins Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis is excited to announce that Alex Amos will join the Firm as a partner in the Investment Funds Group.

“Alex’s focus on credit funds is a perfect fit for our investment funds group, which is recognized as a market-leader within Europe and globally,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “Credit focused strategies are growing rapidly, and we are excited to add talented lawyers like Alex to meet our clients’ needs in this space.”

Mr. Amos’ practice focuses on structuring alternative investment funds, with an emphasis on credit funds. He also has experience with real asset and other strategies across a variety of fund products including funds-of-one, managed accounts, joint ventures, pledge funds and co-investment vehicles. Additionally, he counsels clients on investment management arrangements and team incentive schemes.

“Alex’s experience with fund sponsors and investors on structuring credit funds, in particular, will be very beneficial to our clients, which include some of the most sophisticated firms in the world,” said Anand Damodaran, an investment funds partner based in London.

Mr. Amos was previously a partner at Macfarlanes LLP.

Kirkland is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the investment funds space. With more than 600 dedicated investment funds attorneys, the Firm’s integrated global team across North America, Europe and Asia provides advice on private fund formation, liquidity solutions, investment management and regulatory counsel, and strategic advisory services. Since January 2019, Kirkland has advised more than 1,900 funds closed and in process with total capital commitments in excess of $2.17 trillion. In Europe, the investment funds practice includes more than 35 partners.