Gibson Dunn Adds Corporate Partner Jonathan Earle to the London Office

April 28, 2014

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Earle is joining the firm as a partner in the London office.  Most recently a partner with Ashurst LLP, Earle will continue his corporate practice, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

“We welcome Jonathan to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “He is a talented lawyer who will add breadth and depth to our transactional practice in London.” 

“Jonathan is a terrific addition to the firm,” said Tom Budd, Co-Partner in Charge of the London office and co-chair of the firm’s Global Finance Practice Group.  “His cross-border M&A focus will complement our London and US corporate practices, and his energy, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit will be an easy cultural fit with the firm.”

“I’m delighted to be joining Gibson Dunn and am looking forward to working with my new colleagues,” said Earle.  “The firm has a preeminent corporate practice, and its international platform will help me to grow my cross-border M&A practice in the future.”

About Jonathan Earle

Earle represents corporations and banks and other financial institutions in a wide variety of corporate matters.   He has significant experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including in particular public M&A. 

Prior to joining the firm, Earle was a corporate partner at Ashurst, where he practiced since 1998. 

Chambers & Partners notes in its 2014 UK Guide, “Jonathan Earle recently advised William Hill on its public bid for Sportingbet.  Clients say he is ‘highly diligent’ and ‘highly pragmatic’.”  Earle has been recently named by Financial News as one of the top 40 lawyers under 40 and by The Lawyer as one of its Hot 100 for 2014. 

He obtained his Diploma in Law from the College of Law in 1996 and his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 1997.