Gibson Dunn Adds Finance Partner Kavita Davis in London

September 18, 2023

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Kavita Davis has joined its Global Finance Practice Group as a partner in the London office.

Kavita focuses on cross-border debt finance matters, and has significant experience in advising on leveraged buyouts representing sponsors, including sponsors focusing on infrastructure transactions. She received her B.A., LL.B. (Hons) from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences in India, and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Federico Fruhbeck, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Projects and Infrastructure Practice Group and Head of Private Equity in Europe, said: “Our lawyers know Kavita well, having worked closely with her on complex cross-border deals. Her practice has a great number of synergies with groups around the firm, as is evident, for example, with her significant experience representing sponsor clients in private equity acquisitions in the infrastructure, industrial and real assets space.” Doug Horowitz, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance Practice Group added: “Beyond being especially well known in the global infrastructure finance world, Kavita’s broad finance skill set allows her to be immediately impactful to our clients around the globe with English law finance needs.”

Penny Madden, Co-partner in charge of Gibson Dunn’s London office, said: “We are excited to welcome Kavita to the firm and to the London office. Over the last few years we have attracted fantastic talent to join our growing transactional practices in London, and her arrival strengthens our finance bench, allowing us to expand our offering to clients around the globe.”

Kavita noted: “It is a fantastic time to be joining Gibson Dunn’s growing finance practice and the firm’s focus on infrastructure transactions was a particular draw.”

Kavita’s hire follows a period of growth for Gibson Dunn’s Finance Practice Group over the past year, including with the arrivals of partners Doug Horowitz and Jin Hee Kim in New York; Frederick Lee in Dallas; Chad Nichols in Houston/New York; Ben Shorten and Trinh Chubbock in London; and Darko Adamovic in Paris. Her arrival also complements the strategic build out of the Projects and Infrastructure Practice Group, with high profile hires including Federico Fruhbeck, Alice Brogi, Rob Dixon, Wim De Vlieger, Till Lefranc and Isabel Berger in London; and Marwan Elaraby, Renad Younes, Laleh Shahabi, Jade Chu and Samuel Ogunlaja in the UAE.