Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

China

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Established in 1890, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is a Los Angeles-based international law firm with over 1300 lawyers across 20 global offices. The firm’s Hong Kong office opened in 2010 and works closely with its other Asian offices in Beijing and Singapore. 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm offers US, Hong Kong and English law advice to its global and Asia-based clients and is best known for its private equity, investment funds, M&A, projects and leveraged finance work.

Key clients

Key clients of the firm include I Squared Capital, Bain Capital, Hahn & Company, NetEase, Manila Electric Company, Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation and IPI Partners. 

Research period review: 30th edition (2019/2020)

During the research period the firm kept busy assisting clients on various funding rounds, Covid-19 related investments, joint ventures, take-privates and acquisitions in the private equity, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, infrastructure, gaming, industrial and education industries. 

The funds team kept active acting in private equity fund formation mandates and other US dollar funds and funds in special situations, venture capital and real estate.

The finance team was active in leveraged finance and the projects practice was mainly engaged in outbound work and PPPS in South East Asia, especially in the Philippines, and in China in aviation, transport, real estate and waste.

Deal highlights: 30th edition (2019/2020)

-Alibaba Group $2 billion acquisition of Kaola

-Boyu Capital Fund IV

-Hahn & Company III and Side Car Fund

-I Squared Capital A$160 million acquisition of three Telstra data centres

-MRT-7 project

-Platinum Equity $630 million acquisition of Lonza water care business

-Ver Se Innovation $35 million series F financing  

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Investment funds 

“Technically competent, very good cross cultural (both local/regional/global) understanding. Strong communicators, very proactive in follow ups.”