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Kon Asimacopoulos

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Restructuring Partner. Acts for a range of stakeholders in national and international financial restructuring, insolvency and complex dispute resolution matters. 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 right enforcement actions, and corporations and individuals in a variety of disputes.


2006 to present Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; 2002-2005 Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; 2000-2002 Gilbert & Tobin.


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


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

London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Kon Asimacopoulos - 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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