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Kon Asimacopoulos

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Kon Asimacopoulos is a restructuring partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Kon acts for a range of stakeholders in national and international financial restructuring, insolvency and complex dispute resolution matters. He advises debtors and insolvency practitioners of national and multinational corporations in cross-border insolvencies and reorganisation transactions, debt and equity investors, and a range of stakeholders in complex commercial disputes, including administrators in contentious insolvency scenarios, investors in rights enforcement actions, and corporations and individuals in a variety of disputes.


Qualified solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia 1999; qualified High and Federal Courts of Australia 2000; Gilbert & Tobin, Sydney, associate 2000-02; qualified Law Society of England and Wales, solicitor 2004; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, London, associate 2002-05; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, London, associate 2006-07; partner 2007 to present.


Law Society of England and Wales; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; Turnaround Management Association; R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals); INSOL.


University of Wollongong, NSW (1996 Bachelor of Commerce); University of Technology, Sydney (2000 Bachelor of Laws First Class Hons).

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Kon Asimacopoulos - 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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