Biography

A partner in Kirkland’s Hong Kong office, Neil McDonald heads the Firm’s market-leading contentious and non-contentious restructuring practice in Asia. Neil is a widely recognized practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of restructuring and insolvency matters for distressed companies. Neil acts for public and private companies, private equity firms, hedge funds, financial institutions, insolvency appointment holders and turnaround management firms.

Neil is praised by both clients and peers as a “dream lawyer to work with” and “one of the best lawyers I’ve come across”. A client stated that Neil is “excellent in every way, a businessman who is good at advising people and takes responsibility when things get difficult”, Chambers & Partners. Neil’s “expertise makes in-house counsel’s life much easier in high stress situations”, IFLR1000.