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Partha Kar

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Partha Kar is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Partha has a wide range of cross-border restructuring and insolvency experience. He has acted for financial creditors (including non-bank funds), turnaround advisors, corporates (debtors and creditors) and insolvency practitioners/appointees in multi-jurisdictional restructurings and all classes of insolvency proceedings; directors, shareholders and creditors of companies that are financially impaired or subject to solvent reorganisation; and for vendors and purchasers of distressed debt or equity. Partha has worked on all stages of this work including contingency planning and strategy, negotiations, documentation, post-restructuring/appointment and the exit.


Qualified Queensland, Australia 1993; Jones King Lawyers Brisbane, associate 1994-99, partner 1999-2001; qualified Victoria Australia 1999; qualified New South Wales, Australia 2001; Linklaters London, managing associate 2001-03; qualified Law Society of England and Wales, solicitor 2002; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London, associate 2003-05, partner 2005 to present.


Law Society of England and Wales; Insolvency Lawyers Association (UK).


University of Queensland (1990 BCom; 1992 LLB); Queensland University of Technology (1993 GDip Leg Prac).

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Partha Kar - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Leveraging its impressive roster of fund clients including KKR, Oaktree Capital, Blackstone/GSO and Centerbridge Partners, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP’s London based restructuring group ‘is very visible’ in the majority of the highest-profile restructurings in the market, either as debtors counsel for a private equity portfolio company or for a fund as an investor in a distressed scenario. The ‘superbPartha Kar and Kon Asimacopoulos jointly lead the group and are often at the forefront of the most significant mandates handled by the team including its recent work for Bain Capital portfolio company, Edcon Holdings, on its complex balance sheet restructuring (which involved consideration of New York law governed bonds, South African governed bank debt and an English law intercreditor). Kar and Asimacopoulos are also representing the co-ordinating committee of the first lien lenders of Jack Wolfskin on the financial restructuring of its €365m debt, as well as acting for Algeco Scotsman in its negotiations with lenders regarding its capital structure. Elaine Nolan is also recommended and advised The Harkland Group, an oil services company owned by Oaktree Capital, on it $350m restructuring. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival in September 2017 of Sean Lacey from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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United Kingdom: Restructuring & Insolvency

May 2018. By Partha Kar, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework and key issues surrounding restructuring and insolvency in  United Kingdom . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Restructuring & Insolvency. [Continue Reading]

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