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Kon Asimacopoulos is a partner in Kirkland’s European Restructuring Group and acts for companies and investors in national and cross-border financial restructuring, insolvency and litigation matters.

He has been involved in dozens of the leading global and European restructuring and litigation matters over the course of the past 20 years.



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).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

(Hall of Fame)

Kon AsimacopoulosKirkland & Ellis International LLP

The gold standard for corporate restructuring and insolvency’, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP provides ‘commercial and cutting-edge thinking’ to deliver optimal results for clients, whether it be for funds as creditors/investors or on the debtor front. This innovative mindset is demonstrated both in terms of complex financial restructuring mandates –  where clients benefit from a tremendous knowledge of a variety of financial products, including New York law governed high yield debt – as well as the use of insolvency tools including Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs) and the newly configured Restructuring Plan. ‘A master tactician, who is laser focused on delivering results’, Kon Asimacopoulos ‘leads from the front’ and sets the tone for the team, given his insatiable appetite for work and relevance in the market. The ‘technically excellent’ Elaine Nolan is one of many in the team with ‘deep experience of CVAs’, which she implements to good effect for clients in the retail sector. A ‘superbly commercial lawyer’, Sean Lacey is adept at handling mandates for investment funds, financial sponsors and corporates throughout the capital structure, in the context of restructurings, special situations investing, credit-led opportunities and specialised lending transactions. Partha Kar co-heads the team alongside Asimacopoulos and is recognised as a ‘standout lawyer in the distressed space’.