Gibson Dunn Expands Global Finance Practice with Partner Hire in Hong Kong

June 12, 2024

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that partner Daniel Abercromby today joins the firm’s Hong Kong office as a member of its Global Finance Practice Group.

Commenting on the arrival, Doug Horowitz, Co-Chair of the Global Finance Practice Group, said: “Our group is expanding to meet the needs of clients internationally. Dan is a great addition to our Global Finance team and will work closely with colleagues world-wide. He brings a wealth of experience across a range of private capital financings in Asia—from private equity and digital infrastructure to private credit and special situations financings—serving as an important compliment to Jamie Thomas and his team in Singapore and David Irvine and the rest of our team in Europe and the Middle East.”

“It is exciting to be joining such a strong and growing platform at a time when we are seeing a marked increase in private capital financings across Asia. Being able to operate seamlessly with market leading finance teams in Europe and the United States gives us a real advantage, as investors take an increasingly global approach to financing Asia assets,” said Daniel.

The hire follows a period of targeted expansion in Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance Practice Group, with recent arrivals including partners David Irvine and Kavita Davis in London. Irvine recently joined with years of experience in both Hong Kong and London, creating an even stronger bridge for clients engaging in English law-based financing transactions across Europe and Asia. Davis, who joined in September last year, focuses on cross-border debt finance matters and has significant experience in advising on leveraged buyouts representing sponsors, including sponsors focusing on infrastructure transactions.

About Daniel Abercromby

Daniel advises on a wide variety of financings across India, Southeast Asia, Greater China, Korea and Japan, and he has extensive experience in leveraged and acquisition financings, direct lending transactions, and special situations investments, including their refinancing and restructuring. His clients include private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as credit and other special situations funds.

Daniel is ranked as a leading lawyer for China Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance in the Chambers Greater China Region 2024 guide, which notes that “he’s pragmatic and has his finger on the pulse of the market.” He is also listed as a notable practitioner for Leveraged Finance in Hong Kong in IFLR1000 and has been named a recommended lawyer for Banking & Finance in Hong Kong in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 guide, which described him as a “seasoned lawyer applauded for the breadth of his high-profile financing experience.”

He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Daniel is admitted to practice in England & Wales and New Zealand.