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An aggressive recruitment campaign in London marked out Kirkland & Ellis’s 2006. The year started with the poaching of corporate tax specialist John Baldry from US rival Weil. But the raid that really turned heads in the City was Kirkland’s capture of Linklaters global head of private equity Graham White and partner Raymond McKeeve. The pair subsequently went on to lure away one of their former firm’s trophy clients, property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz. Star A&O banking partner Stephen Gillespie also swapped life in the magic circle for the Chicago-based firm.
But Kirkland did not have it all its own way and had to deal with the losses of London managing partner and founder Stuart Mills and corporate partner Nigel Dunmore.
On the deals side, Kirkland landed its first UK deal from Providence Equity Partners with the private equity firm’s acquisition of Phones 4u owner The Caudwell Group.