Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Kirkland & Ellis To Add Damien Coles To Global Restructuring Practice In Hong Kong.

11 September, 2014


Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce Damien Coles will join the Firm as a partner in the Hong Kong office. Mr. Coles will join Kirkland’s Restructuring Practice Group. He joins Kirkland from the Hong Kong office of Hogan Lovells.


“Damien has established a reputation as one of the region’s rising stars in restructuring,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “We are delighted to add Neil’s and Damien’s outstanding experience, capabilities and energy to our premier restructuring platform and top-tier Hong Kong team.”


“Damien’s arrival is further evidence of our commitment to providing clients in Asia with a full spectrum of legal services delivered by the best lawyers in the region,” said Nicholas Norris, partner in Kirkland’s Corporate Practice Group in the Hong Kong office. “We are excited that a lawyer of Damien’s quality and ability has agreed to join our Hong Kong office to help us achieve this goal.”


“Damien’s joining is a further boost to Kirkland’s worldwide Restructuring Practice Group,” said James H.M. Sprayregen, a restructuring partner and member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He and Neil will be important contributors to our global restructuring practice as we continue to provide clients with seamless advice on complex restructuring matters.”


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