Big Law London Move – Kirkland & Ellis To Move To New State of Art London Building

Kirkland & Ellis moves to its new, state-of-the-art London office upon completion of the major development in the heart of London.

A statement from the firm announced the move of 550 employees of the firm to the building at 40 Leadenhall Street, which the firm says will ‘showcase the expectations of a first class working environment with a particular focus on sustainability, amenity and innovation.”

In the press statement Kirkland & Ellis described the new office and its amenities –

40 Leadenhall is a new office and retail development in the heart of the City of London. Award-winning MAKE architects designed this landmark building, which is being developed by leading real estate fund manager, M&G Real Estate, with Nuveen as Development Manager.

“40 Leadenhall will be a modern and iconic building with state-of-the-art features,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “We will have a new, beautiful and welcoming environment in London for all our lawyers, staff and clients, with cutting edge technology and work spaces.”

Kirkland’s London office, established in 1994, has been one of the fastest growing offices in the market.

Savills Director Peter Thursfield and Newmark Group Vice Chairman Bob Chodos, with support from Knight Frank London, served as the lead brokers for Kirkland, representing the law firm in the site selection and lease negotiations. Cushman & Wakefield Head of Lease Transactions & Advisory U.K. Alistair Brown served as lead broker for 40 Leadenhall, representing the developers in the lease negotiations.

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