Partha Kar

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Partha Kar, a restructuring partner at the London office of international law firm Kirkland & Ellis, was named in The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 for 2011 along with fellow restructuring partner Kon Asimacopoulos. Both head up the firm’s restructuring practice and have landed roles on some of the biggest restructurings recently. They advised on the Almatis restructuring for Oaktree Capital, European Directories on its £1.67 billion restructuring in Europe and Reader’s Digest on its UK pensions deficit, subsequent liquidation and the sale of its UK business. The Hot 100 described the pair as having “notched up an impressive record” in 2010. Partha attended university in Queensland, Australia, qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and worked in the country until joining the London office of Magic Circle law firm Linklaters as managing associate. He qualified as a solicitor in the UK in 2002 and moved to Kirkland & Ellis in 2003, becoming a partner in 2005.