Mr Justin Dolling > Kirkland & Ellis > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis
Hong Kong

Work Department

Investment Funds




Justin Dolling is an investment funds partner in Hong Kong. He advises fund sponsors in relation to the structuring and establishment of private equity, special situations, credit, real asset and secondaries investment funds. He also advises on carried interest and co-investment plans, strategic transactions and liquidity options, bridge financings, minority sales of sponsor interests and spin-outs of investment teams. Justin has been recognized for numerous years as a leading lawyer for investment funds by a number of reputable legal publications, including in the latest edition of Chambers Greater China, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal.




University of South Australia

Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (1998)

The University of Adelaide, Australia

Bachelor of Law (1996)
Bachelor of Commerce (1994)

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Investment funds

(Hall of Fame)

Justin DollingKirkland & Ellis

Leveraging deep firm-wide institutional ties with many global private equity heavyweights and also entrenched in the regional market with more regional participants, Kirkland & Ellis maintains a compelling offering for a GP-focused client base across the spectrum of their needs, from fund structuring, advice on co-investment vehicles, secondary transactions, regulatory advice and subsequent downstream transactional work. As well as deep knowledge of the local market, clients also benefit from access to experts in London and throughout the US and thereby to give real time advice to an international investor base. Triple qualified in Hong Kong, US and the PRC, Carol Liu can effectively bridge the cultural gap between Chinese sponsors and international investors, and is a popular choice across a range of high-profile primary fundraisings and secondary transactions. As well as fund formation work, including within the credit fund and real estate front, Damian Jacobs is active on GP and LP-led secondary transactions, an area of considerable activity given recent market conditions. Justin Dolling is another key contact in the group.

China > Investment funds: foreign firms

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP‘s Hong Kong-based team specialises in the formation and operation of private funds and has additional expertise in matters relating to buyout funds, credit funds, limited partner representations, distressed debt and restructuring. The practice is co-directed by a trio of experienced partners, comprising Justin Dolling, who handles the restructuring, leveraging and refinancing of private equity funds; Carol Liu, whose broad experience includes fund tender offers and advising on equity stakes transactions; and Damian Jacobs, who majors on the acquisition of portfolios and the restructuring of funds.