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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

Recently strengthened by the arrivals of¬†Sean Lacey¬†and¬†James Watson from¬†Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP¬†and¬†Stephenson Harwood, respectively,¬†Kirkland & Ellis International LLP¬†'s five-partner team now 'has incredibly deep bench strength', enabling it to effortlessly handle a huge volume of cross-border mandates on both the debtor and creditor side. Praised for its ability to 'think ahead of the curve' and 'benefiting from an unparalleled market knowledge in Europe', it 'continues to amaze the market with its ability to get hired on the best deals and then to execute them implementing very clever solutions'. 'Unparalleled in terms of restructuring strategy',¬†Kon Asimacopoulos¬†co-heads the team alongside¬†Partha Kar, who is 'able to drive deals forward with excellence'. Both partners are regularly involved in the most significant mandates handled by the team including its work for Algeco Scotsman on its negotiation with lenders about its capital structure and for the coordinating committee of first lien lenders of¬†Jack Wolfskin¬†on the financial restructuring of the outdoor brand‚Äôs ‚ā¨365m debt. Appreciated 'for her ability to think outside the box',¬†the 'technically excellent and client-oriented'¬†Elaine Nolan¬†'can deliver on complex cross-border situations'. Nolan recently acted for the Civil Aviation Authority in relation to Monarch Airlines' administration and alongside Asimacopoulos and Lacey, represented Toys ‚ÄúR‚ÄĚ Us on its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the US and incurrence of $3.12bn in debtor in possession financing, as well as in relation to a company voluntary arrangement in the UK. Other notable mandates for the team include its representation of Croatian retailer Agrokor on its high-profile ‚ā¨6bn restructuring, as well as its work for three committees of senior lenders to French geophysical services company CGG on its ¬£2.3bn restructuring.

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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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