Jack Andrew Kelly 

Special Counsel – London
T.+44 (0) 20 7170 8632
100 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom V-CARD

Jack Andrew Kelly is a special counsel in the Financial Services Group in Cadwalader’s London office.

Jack’s practice involves advising sponsors and investment managers in respect of the structuring, formation and promotion of investment funds across a wide range of asset classes including real estate, renewable energy, private equity, infrastructure, emerging markets and agribusiness. He advises on both private fund structures and publicly listed investment companies in range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions. Jack’s client base largely comprises environmental or socially focused sponsors and impact investors.

Jack also provides ongoing advice to investment managers, trustees and independent boards in respect of secondary fundraising, corporate reorganisations, implementation of debt facilities, corporate governance, directors’ duties and fiduciary obligations, mergers and acquisitions, and exits.

In addition to fund formation, Jack advises institutional investors (including many of the European development finance institutions and other impact investors) in respect of their investment in funds.

Chambers UK 2022 ranks Jack as an “Associate to watch” and is described as “highly competent, very responsive and gives partner-quality advice” and as being “very practical and has a good knowledge and understanding of clients' needs.” Legal 500 UK 2022 recognises Jack in the Private Funds category in respect of his work in social infrastructure and renewable energy. He is also recognised in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the United Kingdom in the Investment Funds and Private Equity categories.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Jack was a senior associate at a global law firm in London, and also practised as a solicitor in Sydney.

Jack obtained a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (International Business) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia.

Jack Andrew Kelly 


  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia


  • University of Technology, Sydney
    B.Bus (International Business)
  • University of Technology, Sydney
    LL.B. (Hons)