Gibson Dunn's London office has a wealth of experience working with companies listed on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange, on AIM (the LSE's international market for smaller growing companies) and on other European exchanges. Our expertise in the global finance practice area includes acquisition finance, debt capital markets, securitization, senior and mezzanine debt, and Sharia-compliant financings. Our private equity team covers every type of investment and divestment activity. Our restructuring team has wide cross-jurisdictional expertise and regularly advises private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, corporate groups and creditors on all aspects of restructuring, insolvency and financial distress.
The London office's real estate lawyers execute complex, high-end real estate and real estate private equity transactions. Areas of focus include corporate and investment property acquisitions and disposals, leasing and joint ventures, recapitalizations, loan portfolio acquisitions and distressed trading.
Our London-based tax lawyers advise UK, U.S. and European clients on structuring transactions of every type, and provide guidance on executive compensation and share incentives. Our employment team advises on employment aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A and outsourcing transactions, corporate governance and data protection.
Gibson Dunn's London disputes team offers a wide range of commercial dispute resolution services including a wealth of experience in taking complex matters to trial. We have specialist trial advocacy capabilities led by the former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer. Members of our group regularly handle major domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial cases before a range of courts and tribunals in the UK and the Commonwealth, the EU and other common-law jurisdictions.
Our litigation expertise extends to antitrust, administrative law, and labor and employment litigation. Our international arbitration team represents clients around the globe in complex high-value international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and key members regularly sit as arbitrators. The group provides bespoke creative advice on structuring investments to optimize dispute resolution mechanisms.
Our London disputes lawyers have extensive expertise in complex internal and regulatory investigations, with particular experience in cross-border investigations in the financial services sector. Collaborating with colleagues across the Gibson Dunn network on global investigations, the group handles high-value international white-collar criminal matters in cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and sanctions.
Our antitrust team includes Ali Nikpay, the former Office of Fair Trading senior director for cartels, criminal enforcement and mergers in the UK. The antitrust team is widely experienced in handling complex matters before EU and UK competition agencies and courts. Our employment team represents clients before courts and employment tribunals in complex/high-value disputes including discrimination and whistleblowing claims, bonus disputes and breach of contract cases, team moves and restrictive covenant matters.