Albert Cho is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and is Co-Head of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group in Asia.
Mr. Cho focuses his practice on the formation of private investment funds, including buyout funds, growth capital funds, venture capital funds, special situations funds, debt funds, secondary funds, funds-of-funds, real estate funds and hedge funds. He also has extensive experience advising fund clients on co-investment transactions, operational and structuring matters, and legal and regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Cho has represented private investment funds formed by a variety of sponsors, including established private equity houses, large financial services companies, spin-off/spin-out teams as well as boutique firms. He regularly works with Asian, U.S. and European private fund sponsors on their fundraising activities, particularly the formation of funds focused on investing in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also represented institutional investors in their private investment fund activities, including sovereign wealth funds, employee benefit plans for major corporations, family offices, and the alternative investment arms of financial services companies.
Mr. Cho is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds in China by Chambers Asia Pacific and now by the inaugural Chambers Greater China Region released in 2022 in which a client praised his “strong work ethic.” In the 2021 guide an interviewed client remarked, “He is absolutely devoted to his clients and to supporting their business, he’s very hands-on on deals and he gets very close to his clients, taking the trouble to know their business.” He has also been recognized for his work as a private funds lawyer in The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides and International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers. He is particularly known for his work in the Korean market and has been recognized by Chambers Global as a foreign expert for Korea in Investment Funds.
Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner with Weil Gotshal since 2014.
He graduated in 1999 from Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York, District of Columbia, and Hong Kong.
Cornell University - 1999 Juris Doctor
Brown University - 1994 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong