Mr David Irvine > Kirkland & Ellis > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile
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Mr David Irvine
David Irvine focuses on acting for private equity sponsors and private credit funds and has extensive experience in major cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing transactions. His experience extends to recaps, minority back-leverage, special situations financings, margin loans, project financings, investment grade lending and restructurings. Based in Asia since 2008, he has acted on many of the key leveraged finance deals in the region involving leading global and regional financial sponsors including Advent, Apax, Bain, Baring, Blackstone, CVC, Carlyle, Hillhouse Capital, FountainVest, KKR, Partners Group, Permira and Warbug Pincus.
University of KwaZulu-NatalLL.B.1997
University of KwaZulu-NatalB.Soc.Sci., Political ScienceHons.1993
University of KwaZulu-NatalB.Soc.Sci.1992
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP‘s practice is very much in growth mode, with the firm having recruited David Irvine and Mavnick Nerwal from Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP and Linklaters LLP respectively in 2019; the arrivals of both practitioners strengthened the private equity and funds-based tax practice. The group is regularly instructed in transatlantic deals, and it is also developing a strong domestic tax practice. The group is led by seasoned tax lawyer Jonathan Kandel, who regularly advises asset managers, sovereign funds and state-owned enterprises on their transactions in the UK. Timothy Lowe, who co-heads the team with Kandel, is a specialist in M&A tax, reorganisations, reconstructions and corporate finance. Frixos Hatjantonas takes the lead in real estate private equity tax work. Dulcie Daly is another name to note, with experience of international tax planning, debt finance and capital markets transactions.
Focused on private equity sponsors, credit funds and strategic corporate investors, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP‘s Asia banking and finance team is highly regarded for private equity borrower-side work and complex credit fund matters. The practice covers all key financing products across the Asia Pacific region, including leveraged and acquisition financing matters. With substantial experience in major cross-border financing transactions, David Irvine heads the Asia debt finance practice from Hong Kong, where Jacqueline Zheng is also a key partner.