Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Kirkland & Ellis Expands Global Restructuring Practice With Hire Of Neil McDonald In Hong Kong.

10 September, 2014


Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Neil McDonald will join the Firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office. Mr. McDonald will join Kirkland’s Restructuring Practice Group from Hogan Lovells, where he was previously the head of the Business Restructuring and Insolvency practice at its Hong Kong office.


“Neil is a preeminent restructuring lawyer in Asia, widely recognized for his expertise in a variety of financial distress matters,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “We are excited that this extraordinary lawyer will be joining our top-tier, global restructuring practice and our Hong Kong office.”


“Neil is an ideal fit for Kirkland as we continue to build out our capabilities and platform in Asia,” said Nicholas Norris, partner in Kirkland’s Corporate Practice Group in the Hong Kong office. “He is widely recognized as one of the top restructuring lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region and will bring to the Firm a skill set, experience and contacts that complements perfectly our successful M&A, private equity and finance practice in the region.”


“Neil’s joining continues the worldwide expansion of Kirkland’s Restructuring Practice Group,” said James H.M. Sprayregen, a restructuring partner and member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee. “With top-caliber lawyers in the United States, Europe and now Asia, Kirkland is better equipped than ever to advise clients on complex, global restructuring matters.”


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