Kirkland & Ellis employed finance partner James Boswell from Clifford Chance in its second poach of a Magic Circle partner today.
Boswell is set to join Kirkland as a financial obligation financing partner in its London workplace, the US law firm said on 22 September.
Kirkland stated on 21 September that it had worked with Allen & & Overy’s worldwide facilities co-head Sara Pickersgill— an M&A partner– to develop a European infrastructure and energy practice.
Kirkland stated it expected Pickersgill’s addition being the “first of numerous hires” in Europe the firm makes for the sector.
Boswell’s practice includes infrastructure funding, according to his profile on Clifford Chance’s website, in addition to leveraged funding and restructuring.
“James is a really skilled lawyer with a strong track record for leading complex infrastructure financings in the UK and throughout Europe,” stated Jon Ballis, chair of Kirkland’s executive committee.
“He is a key piece of the group we are assembling in London, which will work hand in hand with our strong facilities team in the US,” stated Andrew Calder, a member of the company’s executive committee.
Clifford Chance stated on 22 September that it was employing corporate partner Dominic Ross from United States firm White & & Case in London.
“Dominic is an excellent addition to our team and further deepens our partner bench for M&A and corporate,” Melissa Fogarty, Clifford Chance’s joint head of business in London said in a statement. “We eagerly anticipate Dominic supporting the ongoing growth of our corporate practice.”
Last year Kirkland employed Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s M&A private equity duo Vincent Bergin and Keir MacLennan as partners in London.
The firm also worked with Clifford Chance personal equity increasing star Gregory Scott as partner in 2015.
Kirkland shocked its partner track in 2015 to permit non-share partners to graduate to its equity collaboration after 3 years instead of 4.
Under the brand-new system, equity partners are paid a repaired $1.5 m in payment in their first year post-promotion, before proceeding to participate in the company’s variable profit sharing swimming pool.
Typical earnings per equity partner at Kirkland was $7.38 m in 2021, according to the American Lawyer magazine.
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