John Markland is a partner in Dechert’s London office. He is co-head of the firm’s global leveraged finance practice and is consistently recognized as one of Europe’s most “highly experienced finance practitioners” Chambers UK (2017).
Mr. Markland recently advised South Korea's SK hynix Inc., the single largest investor in the Bain Capital consortium's US$18 billion take-over of Toshiba's memory chip business unit last year, which is still the largest private equity-backed acquisition globally since 2015 (Thomson Reuters).
Prior to joining Dechert in November 2016, Mr. Markland was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis for over 12 years. His previous experience includes working in the London offices of Weil Gotshal & Manges (2000-2004) and Clifford Chance (1992-2000).
He is a fellow of the London Business School and frequently lectures on private equity and acquisition finance. Mr. Markland graduated from the University of Nottingham with an LL.B. in Laws.