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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Corporate/M&A (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Respected practice, well regarded for serving a diverse client base featuring key names in the telecommunications, life sciences and technology sectors. Frequently sought by Chinese SOEs and Hong Kong-listed companies as well as leading private equity funds. Broad array of high-value work, including restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as cross-border joint venture agreements and private equity investments.

Strengths

A client endorses the team for their "good commercial sense," going on to explain: "They really value our company and can understand our commercial intention very well."

Another interviewee is particularly impressed by the team's ability to coordinate transactions involving Chinese parties, and notes: "I think their expertise is particularly strong in China cross-border work. The firm has done a terrific job for us and I’ve been very impressed with their performance."

Work highlights

Advised NetEase on the sale of its e-commerce platform, Kaola, to Alibaba for a combination of cash and shares totalling approximately USD2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Fang Xue for her "excellent judgement and terrific analytical skills in highly dynamic situations," as well as her ability to "bridge cultural differences of diverse parties in cross-border transactions." She rises in the rankings after receiving endorsements for her wide-ranging practice, which spans M&A transactions, private equity investments and joint ventures.

Sources agree that Graham Winter is a "well-respected" partner, who has "good credentials and a long history in the market" and is "outstanding at getting deals done." He brings to bear longstanding experience advising on various corporate mandates, including cross-border acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures.

Zhang Yi is consistently sought out by international clients looking to acquire and dispose of their China-based assets and business operations. According to one impressed source: "He is highly attuned to how M&A transactions in China work and was able to balance multiple aspects of a complicated deal to help us reach our desired commercial result."

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Corporate/M&A (International Firms) Department

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