Ropes goes head-to-head with Kirkland on Bain work

October 26, 2009 Kirkland & Ellis’s core relationship with Bain Capital will come under threat when fellow US firm Ropes & Gray launches a UK office, as first revealed on The (22 October).

The two firms have long shared Bain as an international client, but Kirkland has emerged as its key ­European adviser thanks to its presences in London and Munich. Until now Ropes has had no ­European offices.


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