John Fadely is a partner in the Singapore office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is co-chair of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group and co-head of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group in Asia. John focuses on advising Asia-based private fund sponsors on the formation of private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, venture capital and real estate funds, as well as secondaries transactions, co-investment transactions, founders’ agreements, carried interest plans and regulatory and other operational issues. He advises well-established and first-time fund sponsors on the establishment and structuring of funds platforms and is experienced in forming funds investing throughout Asian markets. In addition to fund formation, John represents institutional investors in their private fund investments.
John has been ranked in Band 1 for Investment Funds by Chambers and Partners for several years. In the Chambers Asia Pacific guide, a client noted that “John is extremely experienced, very smart and always understands our concerns very quickly.” He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for many years, including within the “Hall of Fame” listing for Investment Funds. In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Gibson Dunn is ranked in Tier 1 for Singapore – Investment Funds and John and his team were noted for being “easy to recommend for complex, high-profile and high-value transactions given their significant experience, sophistication and near-constant availability.” In a previous edition, a client highlighted that John “always shows great command of complex issues and an ability to think outside the box.” John is also named as a highly regarded practitioner by IFLR1000 and is listed in Who’s Who Legal for his funds work.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, John led Weil Gotshal’s Asia private funds practice. He earned a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. He is admitted to practice in New York and California. He is fluent in Mandarin and proficient in Japanese.
Columbia University - 1999 MBA
Columbia University - 1999 Juris Doctor
Princeton University - 1991 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar