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Christopher Braunack

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Investment funds.


Christopher Braunack advises global, regional and local private fund managers in relation to the structuring and establishment of private equity funds, infrastructure funds, real estate funds, secondary transactions, carried interest arrangements and co-investment plans.


2004, Supreme Court of Queensland, solicitor; 2005, High Court of Australia, solicitor; 2006, Senior Courts of England & Wales, solicitor; 2013, High Court of Hong Kong, solicitor.


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

London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP's¬†'prompt, knowledgeable¬†and solution-driven' team handles a range of work, including heavyweight buyout, debt and infrastructure funds. Practice head Richard Watkins¬†and newly promoted partner Aranpreet Randhawa¬† advised AMP Capital on forming AMP Capital Infrastructure Debt III, which raised a total of $2.5bn. The team was strengthened by the recruitment of credit fund specialist¬†Anand Damodaran¬†(who has 'an excellent understanding of the subject matter and ability to crystallise lawyer language into simpler terms') and James Board; they advised CVC Credit Partners, a new client win for the firm, on numerous projects. Jonathan Tadd, who returned to the firm's London office from Hong Kong, advised BGH Capital, a new Australian manager founded by former leading lights at TPG and Macquarie, on forming its $2bn debut fund. Christopher Braunack¬†advised Resolution Capital on forming Resolution Re Investors, which raised $3bn to invest in insurance assets; he and Jeremy Leggate¬†(another new partner) advised IK Investment Partners on forming IK Small Cap II, a ‚ā¨550m fund.¬† In 2017 Theodore Cardos¬†deployed his secondaries expertise for Landmark Partners, and continues to advise Nordic Capital on a restructuring of its Nordic Capital Fund VII. Other clients include Vitruvian Partners, which Watkins and Amala Ejikeme¬†advised on forming Vitruvian Investment Partnership III, and Ares Management.

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