Christopher Braunack > Kirkland & Ellis International LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Work Department

Investment funds


Christopher Braunack is an investment funds partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Christopher primarily advises private investment fund sponsors in relation to the structuring and establishment of private investment funds investing across all major alternative investment strategies in addition to the carried interest and co-investment plans associated with such funds. He also advises on a broad range of other transactions relating to private investment funds including secondary transactions, fund restructurings, co-investment arrangements, continuation vehicles, management team spin-outs and management company transactions.


2010 to present Kirkland & Ellis International LLP; 2006-2010 Clifford Chance; 2002-2006 Corrs Chambers Westgarth


University of Queensland, Australia (Bachelor of Commerce, 2003; Bachelor of Laws, 2003 Honours); Griffith University (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Private funds

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP has a broad funds offering, advising major fund managers on fund formation and operational issues across both the upper and lower mid-market private equity space, as well as advising credit and infrastructure funds. It also works with a solid share of the European  private funds market. The team is similarly broad, with practice head Richard Watkins playing a key role in high-value fundraisings for private equity clients, while Anand Damodaran is a leading figure in the debt funds space. Christopher Braunack is a prolific fundraising adviser to mid-market private equity, while Andy Shore has played a key role in a number of bulge-bracket mandates, particularly on behalf of new client Hg Capital. Theodore Cardos is noted for his secondaries practice, advising on a number of high-value transactions, and is US-qualified. Amala Ejikeme is active within the European market, and advises on traditional and alternative fund structures, including evergreen and parallel arrangements. The firm announced the hire of well regarded funds lawyer Amy Fox from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in summer 2021. She advises on fund formation, operational matters, and complex structures such as co-investments.