Kirkland & Ellis Adds Banking Partner in Hong Kong
Summary: Kirkland & Ellis has brought on a new partner to their Debt Finance Practice Group in Hong Kong that will be a valuable asset.
David Irvine is joining the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the Debt Finance Practice Group. He brings with him extensive knowledge and experience on cross-border and acquisition financing transactions, in addition to structured and secured lending transactions and restructurings.
Mr. Irvine joins Kirkland & Ellis from Linklaters where he has been a partner for seven years. He was located at the London office since 2008, as well as stints with J.P. Morgan and Bank of America. Chambers & Partners list Mr. Irvine as a “go-to” leveraged finance lawyer in Asia.
Chairman of Kirland’s Global Management Executive Committee, Jeffrey C. Hammes said of Mr. Irvine, “David is one of the leading banking lawyers in Asia acting on financings with some of the most active sponsors in the region. We look forward to David strengthening our top tier global finance practice and Hong Kong office.”
He earned social science and law degrees while in South Africa at the University of Natal. He is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales as well as an attorney, notary, and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa.
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