July 20, 2023
Gibson Dunn was recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers High Net Worth, a guide to the leading lawyers and law firms for international private wealth. The firm was recognized with a top tier ranking in China: Private Wealth Disputes. Hong Kong partners Brian Gilchrist and Elaine Chen were recognized in the China: Private Wealth Disputes category, alongside Hong Kong of counsel Alex Wong. Los Angeles partner Michael Desmond also was recognized in the USA: Private Client: Tax category. The guide was published on July 20, 2023.
Michael Desmond is co-chair of the Firm’s Global Tax Controversy and Litigation Group. His practice covers a broad range of federal tax matters with a focus on tax controversy and litigation. For more than 25 years, he has represented clients before the examination divisions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the IRS Independent Office of Appeals, in the United States Tax Court and in federal district courts, the Court of Federal Claims and various federal courts of appeal.
Brian Gilchrist practices dispute resolution, with a focus on commercial litigation involving matters concerning banking, insurance, tax, employment, contentious probate, directors’ duties and minority shareholders’ rights. He is also an experienced advisor on regulatory matters and has handled both domestic and multijurisdictional arbitrations. Brian has acted as a key legal advisor to many of the largest Hong Kong and international companies and institutions. He has acted for as well as against Regulators, and is recognized in the market as someone who is usually involved in any ‘bet the company’ dispute in Hong Kong.
Elaine Chen represents companies and high-net-worth individuals in civil and commercial litigation and disputes, including a full range of banking, contractual, tort, companies, trust and tax matters. She has particular experience in tax, contentious probate and estate administration, mental health, private wealth, and boardroom and shareholders disputes. She has acted as legal adviser to many Hong Kong and overseas-listed corporations and financial institutions, and ultra-high net worth individuals and trusts and has wide-ranging experience in challenging big ticket litigation.
Alex Wong practices commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including tax, trust and contentious probate, commercial, company, shareholders and joint venture disputes. He also specializes in international arbitration as well as admiralty and shipping disputes.