K&E’s star debt finance team leaves firm

A debt finance team of four City partners, led by Neel Sachdev, are exiting Kirkland & Ellis.  It is understood that the four are moving to Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, less than  two weeks since news broke that Paul Weiss’s London managing partner Alvaro Membrillera would move in the other direction to K&E. Sachdev […]

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A&O’s banking team casts a giant shadow

During the first quarter of 2023, The Lawyer launched Practice Analysis, providing insights into banking and finance practices at over 180 private practice law firms in the UK. Practice Analysis provides critical insights into team sizes and spread by PQE, hiring activity and profitability. With the help of the Practice Analysis service, this article identifies […]

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Sachdev nets 10th partner as Paul Weiss gives London hires full equity

Another debt finance partner from Kirkland & Ellis is understood to have resigned to join Paul Weiss, The Lawyer can reveal. Stefan Arnold-Soulby will become the 10th hire as part of the New York firm’s UK expansion, led by former Kirkland finance partner Neel Sachdev. Arnold-Soulby is known to act for Warburg Pincus and Investindustrial, […]