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    Success In Multiple Practice Areas

    We have the largest dedicated private equity practice in the market and that includes the largest sponsor-side debt finance group in Europe. Kirkland is the only firm in the European market to act for such a diverse mix of top European private equity and financial investor clients on multiple deals across multiple sectors and geographies, supported by a deep bench of lawyers whose sole focus is advising sponsors and their portfolio companies. All trainees complete seats in our corporate/M&A and debt finance departments as well as two other complementary practice areas.

    TECHNOLOGY & IP TRANSACTIONS

    We represent clients in all areas of IP, trademark matters, outsourcing, computer software, licensing, distribution, joint venture agreements, biotechnology, data protection and e-commerce issues.

    INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & LITIGATION

    Around the world, multinational corporations, governments and subsidiaries seek our help in international arbitration and litigation cases. Partners at our London office are qualified to carry out investigations into white-collar crime at a global level.

    FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY

    We have developed a distinguished and market-leading regulatory practice which advises private equity firms amongst other organisations that are regulated by the UK Regulator, the US Regulator, or both.

    ANTITRUST & COMPETITION

    Our London office advises clients across a range of industries on all aspects of EU and UK competition law. Our specialist knowledge includes merger control, market dominance and cartel investigations, as well as sector inquiries and antitrust legislation.

    CAPITAL MARKETS

    We represent issuers, sponsors and underwriters in a wide variety of international securities transactions, with a particular focus on offerings of high-yield and other complex debt securities.

    TAX

    Our strong in-house tax team has considerable experience in acquisitions, restructuring, fund formation and other complex fund related issues, management tax issues, share incentive arrangements and tax aspects of debt finance and capital market transactions.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    LawCareers.Net – Best Trainer – US Firm in the City

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    Lex 100 – Quality of Work 2018/2019

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    Lex 100 – Living Up To Expectations 2018/2019

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    Lex 100 – Financial Remuneration 2018/2019