Kirkland London restructuring partner joins KKR spinoff as first general counsel

City partner Mark Knight leaves for in-house role at banking turnaround business

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Kirkland & Ellis London restructuring partner Mark Knight has left the firm to join Pillarstone – an investment platform set up by US private equity giant KKR – as its first general counsel.

Pillarstone, which was established by KKR Credit in 2015, focuses on turning around underperforming and non-core European bank assets. It is based in London and also has offices in Italy and Greece.

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