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Law firm sees private equity opportunities in region

Kirkland & Ellis, an international law firm known for its work in private equity deals, opens an office in Hong Kong
International law firm, Kirkland Ellis LLP announced Monday January 8 that it has opened an office in Hong Kong after receiving regulatory approval.

Private equity partner David Patrick Eich, who has relocated from London, will lead the office in the ICBC Tower of Citibank Plaza, in Hong KongÆs Central financial district.

Eich was instrumental in establishing the firmÆs European transactional practice and played a key role in the global team which recently closed the $10.2 billion leveraged buyout of Philips Semiconductors on behalf of a consortium of private equity funds, which has been billed as one of the largest private equity deals ever completed.

Eich will be joined by partner Chuan Li and senior associate...
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