Established in 1994, London is among our fastest growing offices. Our award-winning team of over 300 attorneys focuses on advising financial investors, as well as private equity, real estate, special situations and other investment funds on European transactions, as well as multinationals and other public and private companies. Our lawyers work closely with our other European and international offices providing extensive experience in fund formation, corporate transactions, public and private debt financings, restructurings as well as antitrust, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation and investigations.
About Kirkland & Ellis International LLP's London Office
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is an affiliate of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, with offices in London, Munich, Beijing and Shanghai. It is a limited liability partnership established in Delaware, and the liability of its partners is limited in accordance with section 15-306(c) of the Delaware Revised Uniform Partnership Act.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is a multinational practice, the partners of which are Solicitors and Registered Foreign Lawyers (admitted in the U.S. and other jurisdictions), and is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 349107). The Solicitors' Code of Conduct can be accessed at http://www.sra.org.uk/code-of-conduct.page. A list of the partners, giving each partner's professional qualification and jurisdiction of qualification, is open for inspection at the address below.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
30 St Mary Axe | London | EC3A 8AF | UK
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP's registration number for Value Added Tax in the United Kingdom is GB
If you would like to discuss how the service to you could be improved, or should there be any aspect of our service with which you are not satisfied at any time, you should raise the matter with the partner with whom you deal or with the head of the division or department where the work has been carried out. If you would like to make a formal complaint, including a complaint about any bill we have delivered to you, you should do so in writing addressed to the head of the relevant division or department or to the Complaints Partner and ask for a copy of our complaints procedure. We will look into your complaint carefully and promptly. If for any reason we are unable to resolve any problem between us, you may be able to use the complaints and redress procedures operated by the Legal Ombudsman. This service is open to all members of the public, certain small businesses, charities, clubs, societies, associations and trusts. There are time limits on making such a complaint, generally within six months of our final response to your complaint and no more than one year from the date of the act or omission being complained about or one year from the date when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
The contact details for the Legal Ombudsman are:
www.legalombudsman.org.uk / Phone 0300 555 0333 / email@example.com
The Solicitors Regulation Authority is the professional regulator of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP and handles complaints relating to professional misconduct. Their website describes how you can raise concerns with them: www.sra.org.uk/consumers/problems/report-solicitor
Where Kirkland & Ellis International LLP holds monies in its client accounts, it will ensure that interest paid will be fair and reasonable over the whole period for which client money is held. Kirkland & Ellis International LLP holds client accounts with Barclays Bank. Where funds are held in the Kirkland & Ellis International LLP General Client Accounts, sums in lieu of interest will be payable on the funds, calculated by reference to the bank's rates of interest for such accounts. The rates of interest are available on request from our Accounts. All funds held in separate designated accounts will receive the full amounts of interest credited by the banks. No interest is payable if the amount calculated on the balance held is £50 or less.
In accordance with the disclosure requirements of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009, our professional indemnity insurer is Pembroke Syndicate 4000 at Lloyds of London, 1 Lime Street, London EC2M 7HA (broker reference no. F10141613, Arthur J. Gallagher (UK) Limited).
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 but we are able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because we are authorised by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority which has complaints and redress procedures. We can only provide investment services, if they are an incidental part of the professional services we are engaged to provide.
We are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulation Authority of England. However we are included on the register maintained by the FCA so that we can carry on insurance distribution activity which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority. The register can be accessed via the FCA website.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP acts as a legal adviser; it is not part of our role to give advice on the merits of investment transactions. Any investment decision is for our clients to make and no communication by us should be treated as an invitation or inducement to our clients to engage in investment activity.
ANTI CORRUPTION STATEMENT
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is subject to the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in respect of its activities throughout the world and has adopted Anti-Corruption policies which have been approved by senior management. The policies are based on an assessment of the external and internal bribery risks that face us and reflect the standards we expect those who perform services for us and on our behalf to abide by when acting on our behalf.
ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Our anti-money laundering (AML) policies are generally based on the highest standards that are required in the jurisdictions where we conduct business. We conduct customer due diligence enquiries based on the FATF recommendations and the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive. We have internal procedures to ensure that any suspicions of money laundering are reported. Lawyers and other relevant staff are provided with training on these issues.