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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Firm Overview:
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm. Consistently ranked among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,400 lawyers and 20 offices. The firm’s offices operate on an integrated basis so that clients may draw on the depth, experience and other resources provided by its multi-office structure.

Main Areas of Practice:

Gibson Dunn’s Beijing office is dedicated to servicing the needs of its offshore clients doing business in China and those of its Chinese clients in their international transactions. The firm’s lawyers also have extensive experience advising offshore companies on compliance matters in China, and Chinese companies on US and other international anti-corruption and other compliance matters.

The Brussels office represents clients before the European Commission and EU national competition authorities in complex M&A and joint venture clearances, and acts for both defendants and complainants in behavioral actions brought under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU, including appellate actions before the European Courts. The firm’s Article 102 representations include pricing and non-pricing abuses, while its Article 102 representations include cartel investigations and all manner of distribution and licensing relationships (especially branded goods distribution and IP licensing). The Brussels office also provides assessment of State Aid schemes with regard to their compatibility with the requirements of the TFEU Treaty. The office holds a leading position in advising clients in sectors such as TMT, consumer electronics, financial services, energy, aviation, transport and transport infrastructure and pharmaceuticals. The team offers antitrust and EU regulatory advice to an international clientele and its lawyers are qualified in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Greece, the UK and the US.

The Dubai office is dedicated to servicing the needs of the firm’s many clients in the Middle East, including sovereigns, sovereign wealth funds, financial sponsors, financial institutions, companies and family offices, as well as US, European, Asian and other institutions and companies doing business in the Middle East. The Dubai office has the capabilities to handle complex and innovative investment, financing and other transactions, international disputes and arbitrations, and to serve clients’ needs across disciplines.

Frankfurt & Munich:
Gibson Dunn’s German offices, in Frankfurt and Munich, provide high-quality legal advice to international and national clients. Core expertise covers the areas of compliance and white-collar defence, including sensitive investigations of fraud, AML and sanctions matters, data privacy, tax and cartel matters, as well as complex commercial litigation. Another focus lies in M&A (public and private), private equity, and finance. A third core area is board room, corporate governance and capital markets advice. The office also advises on real estate, restructuring, antitrust, tax, labour, data privacy, IP and IT and outsourcing.

Hong Kong:
The Hong Kong office provides extensive US, Hong Kong and English legal advice to local and international clients, which include high-profile financial institutions, multinational corporations and governments. The firm focuses on crossborder M&A, energy and infrastructure projects, banking and finance/project finance, private equity, investment funds and capital markets, as well as regulatory compliance and investigations, competition and antitrust, and international arbitration.

Founded 40 years ago, Gibson Dunn’s London office offers full-service English law capability as well as US law capability on a wide range of business issues to listed companies, large private companies, investment banks, private equity firms, start-up ventures and many other organisations with international operations and ambitions. The London office handles all aspects of corporate work including public and private M&A, private equity, competition and antitrust, finance, capital markets, tax, commercial real estate, labour and employment, and restructuring and insolvency. The London office also advises on a range of energy matters, including cross-border transactions, development and financing of projects, and energy disputes. The office also boasts an extensive dispute resolution practice which handles commercial litigation, regulatory investigations, international arbitration, and employment and competition law disputes, and which regularly represents clients in courts in the UK and in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

The Paris office handles complex corporate transactions including insolvency, restructuring and financial distress, M&A, private equity, joint ventures, real estate, public offerings, tax structuring and financing, technology transactions and outsourcing projects. It includes a public law practice whose lawyers have considerable experience in privatisations, public-private partnerships, regulatory law and other complex transactions. The Paris lawyers also advise on significant national and cross-border litigation and international arbitration matters, compliance and anticorruption issues, including in particular FCPA investigations.

São Paulo:
The São Paulo office regularly handles mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other private equity transactions, capital markets transactions (including ADRs and Rule 144A transactions), debt reorganisations, including tender and exchange offers, project finance, multilateral and syndicated credits, tax matters, government expropriations, debt conversion, insurance, and litigation and international arbitrations. Lawyers in São Paulo work as a team with the firm’s New York office, which has handled Brazilian work for more than 30 years. The combination of the two offices provides the ideal balance for representing clients in Brazil, as well as clients throughout the world with business needs in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.

The Singapore office focuses on cross-border M&A, banking and finance (including project finance), energy and infrastructure projects, private equity, capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, and international arbitration. The Singapore lawyers possess US, English, Singapore and Indian law qualifications and experience. Having been awarded a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license in 2013, the office is able to provide its clients with local Singapore law advice in permitted areas.