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#GreatHair: Meet Neel Sachdev – voted “Sexiest Solicitor in the City”

A 40-year-old corporate lawyer with a penchant for bespoke suits has been voted the “Sexiest Solicitor in the UK”.

Father-of-three Neel Sachdev is a partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis, a 106-year-old, $2 billion Chicago law firm which handles cases relating to taxation, intellectual property and other corporate shenanigans.

Mr Sachdev was chosen from among hundreds of City lawyers to the top of the annual list compiled by Legal Cheek, a sort of irreverent “tabloid” for the legal profession.

Previous winners of the accolade include Amal Clooney, wife of actor George Clooney.

Legal Cheek said of Mr Sachdev:

“With his pin-up looks and flamboyant dress sense, Neel Sachdev looks more like a movie star than a lawyer.

But beneath that luscious brown hair is the brain of a legal super nerd.  In hot demand among the world’s top private equity houses, Sachdev, spends his days (and nights and weekends) advising on leveraged buyouts and other complex financing transactions taking place across the globe.

In his rare moments of off-time, the Kirkland & Ellis hotshot — who became one of the firm’s youngest ever partners in 2007 — can be found at fave haunt Shoreditch House, or chilling in his penthouse in one of the hippest parts of East London”.

Prior to becoming a high-flying legal eagle with aspirations of becoming a high-flying international playboy, Mr Sachdev reportedly aspired to become a cricketer.

That’s before his doubtless “typical” South Asian parents pushed him over the edge into “something respectable” below.

Good looks and jokes aside, Mr Sachdev is something of a superstar in the City: an area of the capital swarming with legal eagles. 

In 2007, The Times named him a “future star of the City”.  He’s been named to the ‘Legal 500’ every year since.  The 2015 edition of the legal “Who’s Who” Chambers UK described him as a “Superstar banking and finance practitioner (receiving) superb feedback from clients and peers”.

For the full list of the City’s finest, click here.

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