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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 1,500 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: 

Beijing:
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.

Brussels:
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.

Dubai:
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 cross-border M&A, energy and infrastructure projects, banking and finance/project finance, TMT, privacy, private equity, investment funds, tax and capital markets, as well as litigation, regulatory compliance and investigations, competition and antitrust, and international arbitration.

London:
Founded more than 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, and 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.

Paris:
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 provides international legal advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and capital markets. Other areas of involvement include project finance, bank finance, fund formation, international arbitration and anti-corruption compliance. 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.

Singapore:
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 office has English, US, Singapore, India and Hong Kong law capabilities 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.

United States:
With ten offices across the US, Gibson Dunn serves clients in virtually every significant area of law, including antitrust and trade regulation, appellate, business restructuring and reorganisation, commercial litigation and arbitration, corporate and securities, energy and infrastructure, finance, intellectual property, labour and employment, media, entertainment and technology, real estate, securities litigation, regulation and corporate governance, and white collar defense and investigations. Acclaimed as a litigation powerhouse, The American Lawyer named Gibson Dunn a Finalist in its 2022 Litigation Department of the Year competition. This award follows our unprecedented four wins in this biennial competition.

Ranked Offices

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USA - Head office
Belgium
  • Brussels
    Avenue Louise 480, Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium, B-1050
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China
  • Beijing
    Unit 1301, Tower 1, China Central Place, No. 81 Jianguo Road, Beijing, Beijing, China, 100025
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    Hong Kong
    32/F Gloucester Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
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France
Germany
  • Frankfurt am Main
    Taunustor 1, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany, 60310
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    Munich
    Hofgarten Palais, Marstallstrasse 11, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 80539
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Singapore
  • Singapore
    One Raffles Quay, Level 37-01, North Tower, Singapore, Singapore Island, Singapore, 048583
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UK
  • London
    Telephone House, 2-4 Temple Avenue, London, Greater London, UK, EC4Y 0HB
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United Arab Emirates
  • Dubai
    Building 5, Level 4, Dubai International Financial Centre, PO Box 506654, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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USA
  • Dallas
    2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 2100, Dallas, Texas, USA, TX 75201
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    Denver
    1801 California Street, Suite 4200, Denver, Colorado, USA, CO 80202-2642
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    Houston
    811 Main Street, Suite 3000, Houston, Texas, USA, 77002-6117
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    Los Angeles
    2029 Century Park East, Los Angeles, California, USA, CA 90067-3026
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    New York
    200 Park Avenue, New York, New York, USA, NY 10166-0193
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    San Francisco
    555 Mission Street, Suite 3000, San Francisco, California, USA, CA 94105-0921
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    Washington, DC
    1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 20036-5306
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Asia-Pacific Region
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A
5
Corporate/M&A
5
Band 5
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
4
Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
4
Band 4
Energy & Natural Resources
1 Department
Department
Energy & Natural Resources
4
Energy & Natural Resources
4
Band 4
Investment Funds: Private Equity
1 Department
Department
Investment Funds: Private Equity
1
Investment Funds: Private Equity
1
Band 1
Belgium
Competition: EU
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Competition: EU
4
Competition: EU
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Christian Riis-Madsen
5
Christian Riis-Madsen
5
Band 5
China
Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
3
Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Michael Nicklin
2
Michael Nicklin
2
Band 2
Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)
4
Competition/Antitrust (International Firms)
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Sébastien J Evrard
3
Sébastien J Evrard
3
Band 3
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
1
Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms)
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Kelly S Austin
1
Kelly S Austin
1
Band 1
Corporate/M&A: China-based (International Firms)
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Fang Xue
3
Fang Xue
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (International Firms)
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Graham Winter
2
Graham Winter
2
Band 2
Yi Zhang
5
Yi Zhang
5
Band 5
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
4
Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
4
Dispute Resolution (International Firms)
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Brian W Gilchrist
1
Brian W Gilchrist
1
Band 1
Elaine Chen
4
Elaine Chen
4
Band 4
International & Cross-Border Disputes (International Firms)
1 Department
Department
International & Cross-Border Disputes (International Firms)
3
International & Cross-Border Disputes (International Firms)
3
Band 3
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