Linklaters to expand private equity practice with appointment of Christopher Kellett

Linklaters is pleased to announce that Christopher Kellett is to join its private equity practice as a partner in the Frankfurt office from 1 September 2017. A UK national, Christopher was previously a partner at Clifford Chance, where he was instrumental in establishing its German private equity practice, which he headed for many years. 

Christopher is a renowned expert in large and upper mid-cap segment transactions and has a long track record of successfully representing many well-known private equity clients. With his extensive market knowledge and experience in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets, He will be a great asset to Linklaters' high end transaction business within the Frankfurt and Munich private equity practice.

Andreas Steck, Senior Partner of Linklaters in Germany, said: “With Christopher we are fortunate to have gained a renowned and experienced lawyer who possesses unique sector knowledge and an excellent network. We are selectively strengthening our private equity practice through his expertise as we continue the firm's global growth path in a highly important and promising area,”

Dr Ralph Drebes, Head of the private equity practice in Germany, added: “Christopher is an excellent addition to our team. He has played a key role in developing the private equity market segment in Germany over the past two decades and has profound knowledge of numerous sectors relevant to our growth. His know-how and experience are a great asset to both us and our clients.”

Christopher Kellett commenting on his move said:  “Linklaters offers an excellent platform for successfully advising highly demanding clients on complex transactions. As a member of both the excellent national and international teams I want to use my knowledge to support our clients in a very targeted manner. At the same time, I look forward to the challenge of continuing to expand this very successful practice.”