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Christopher Haynes is an English qualified corporate partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.
Chris has extensive experience in equity capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions including advising corporates, investment banks and shareholders on initial public offerings (including multi-track processes), rights issues and other equity offerings as well as on public takeovers, private company M&A and joint ventures. He also advises on corporate and securities law and regulation.
Chris is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers, IFLR1000 and Legal 500. In Legal 500 2024 he is described by clients as being a “standout partner” and the team is praised for its “partner lead engagement” and being “great to work with”, and in the 2022 edition he is described by clients as “one of our most trusted business advisers” and as providing advice that is “excellent”. In Chambers 2024 clients note that he “has consistently demonstrated his knowledge, skills and ability to deliver.”, “is easy to work with, and highly experienced across his field.”, “is an expert in his field, extremely knowledgeable and pragmatic and creative when the situation calls for it.” In prior editions of Chambers he has been described as being “hugely capable in all corporate and transactional matters”, “really good, commercial and gets stuff done”, “extremely user-friendly”, “a pleasure to work with”, “excellent” and “extremely strong when situations are stressful”.
Chris practiced with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP from 1998 to 2016 and became partner in that firm in 2002. Prior to that he was a solicitor with Bell Gully in New Zealand.
Selected experience includes*:
*Includes matters prior to joining Gibson Dunn
University of Auckland - 1995 LL.B. (Hons)
University of Auckland - 1995 Bachelor of Commerce
England & Wales - Solicitor