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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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Partha Kar has developed a wide range of cross-border restructuring and insolvency and special situation experience over the last 18 years.

He has acted for investors, financial creditors (including alternative credit funds), turnaround advisors, companies (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 reorganization; 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.


2003 to present Kirkland & Ellis International LLP (London); 2001-2003 Linklaters; 1999-2001 Jones King Lawyers


Law Society of England and Wales; The Insolvency Lawyers Association


Queensland University of Technology (GDip. Legal Practice 1993); University of Queensland (LL.B. 1992)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Partha KarKirkland & 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’. 

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Restructuring & Insolvency May 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Restructuring & Insolvency laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.