Kirtee_Kapoor_HCVery sad news indeed: Davis Polk partner Kirtee Kapoor died yesterday in San Mateo, California.

Kirtee spent many years in the Hong Kong office of Davis Polk. He was a great supporter of the In-House Community, moderating the Hong Kong In-House Congress on several occasions, and also being instrumental in initiating the Executive Lawyers’ Thought Forum in 2014, which brought Professor Richard Susskind to Asia for the first time.

Patrick Dransfield remembers the many times he met or spoke to Kirtee on the ‘phone in California: “Kirtee had such life and energy – a great passion for the law and a visionary’s prescience with regard to the direction of legal innovation: a twinkle in his eye and a ready sense of humour. We have truly lost a friend. All of us at the In-House Community are greatly saddened by his passing”.

Davis Polk has issued the following statement: “Kirtee was a truly wonderful man. His optimism, warmth, honesty and wisdom were inspiring. He will be remembered as a great partner of the firm, a beloved colleague and adviser, and a steadfast friend to so many…. We will miss Kirtee tremendously. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife and daughter, and we extend our most heartfelt condolences to all of his family, colleagues, friends and clients.”

Kapoor was born in India and earned his LL.B. from the University of Delhi Faculty of Law and his B.C.L. from Balliol College, University of Oxford, before going to NYU Law to get his LL.M. He began working as an associate in the New York office of Davis Polk in 1999, and was elevated to partner in 2007.

In 2015, Kapoor moved to join the firm’s Northern California office. His work focused on advising clients on mergers & acquisitions and other corporate matters, and he was head of the firm’s India practice.

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