Kirkland launches in Paris debut with two Linklaters partners

October 18, 2018 Kirkland & Ellis has announced the launch of a new Paris office, a move that follows years of consideration by the firm.

To launch the new office, the firm has brought on Linklaters duo Vincent Ponsonnaille and Laurent Victor-Michel. Ponsonnaille has spent 17 years at Linklaters, including 12 as a partner based in both London and Paris. Victor-Michel became a partner at Linklaters’ Paris office last year.

Kirkland & Ellis is based in Chicago and has traditionally been conservative with regard to international expansion.


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