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Name: Daniel Abercromby
Firm Name: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Country: Hong Kong
Expertise: Private Equity Law

Telephone: +852-3761-3348
Fax: +852-3761-3301
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Daniel Abercromby focuses on private equity driven cross-border leveraged finance transactions, both public and private, together with the refinancing and restructuring of such transactions – ranging from covenant resets to debt-for-equity swaps. Daniel has extensive experience acting on South-East and South Asian financings, having worked in both Hong Kong and, during part of the seven years he spent at a Magic Circle firm prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, in Singapore. Daniel acts for both borrowers (primarily private equity funds and their portfolio companies) and lenders (primarily direct-lending credit funds).

Daniel has spent time on secondment to two major international banks. In 2010/11 he spent 8 months working on the execution desk in the leveraged finance team at Goldman Sachs in London, while in 2013/14 he spent six months in the legal team supporting the leveraged and project finance teams at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore.

Prior Experience:

– Allen & Overy — Senior Associate, Singapore, 2011-2015
– Allen & Overy — Associate, London and Singapore, 2008-2011
– Mayne Wetherell — Solicitor, New Zealand, 2006-2007

Practice Areas:

– Corporate
– Debt Finance
– Leveraged Acquisitions
– Corporate Finance
– Mezzanine Finance
– Private Equity

Admissions & Qualifications:

– 2016, Law Society of Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer
– 2012, Law Society of England & Wales, Solicitor
– 2006, New Zealand Law Society, Barrister & Solicitor


– University of Auckland, New Zealand, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 2006
– University of Auckland, New Zealand, Bachelor of Arts, 2006

Law Firm:

For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service.