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Patricia Tan Openshaw, a partner in the Hong Kong office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, is a member of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure, Global Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Environmental, Social & Governance Practice Groups. Ms. Openshaw focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, project development and finance, as well as banking and finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector.
She has substantial experience representing developers, sponsors, contractors, lenders, government agencies and offtakers in connection with the development, financing, and restructuring of power, rail, toll road, water, telecommunications, casinos and other infrastructure projects. She advises on cross-border strategic and private equity acquisitions and divestitures of energy and infrastructure assets throughout the region. She has also advised on financings involving commercial banks, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies, private equity funds and Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings and private placements. She has handled energy and infrastructure transactions in Australia, Africa, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Korea, the Middle East, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United States.
Ms. Openshaw is consistently cited as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, and most recently by the inaugural Chambers Greater China Region released in 2022. She is also regularly recognized by Euromoney, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Leading Lawyers and IFLR1000. Some notable client quotes include:
She is ranked by IFLR1000 in Banking, Capital Markets: Equity, Energy and Infrastructure, M&A, Project Development and Restructuring and Insolvency. Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global recognize Ms. Openshaw as a leading lawyer for Projects and Infrastructure in China and as the top-ranking Band 1 lawyer for Projects, Energy & Infrastructure in the Philippines. She has also been named among the “World’s Leading Experts in Energy and Environment Law,” the “World’s Leading Experts in Banking, Finance and Transactional Law” and the “World’s Leading Women in Business Law” for Project Finance and Energy and Natural Resources by Expert Guides. Euromoney Legal Media Group named Ms. Openshaw the “Best Lawyer” in the Energy and Natural Resources category of the 2016 Asia Women in Business Law Awards, and shortlisted Ms. Openshaw in the Project Finance and the Energy and Natural Resources categories in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Ms. Openshaw gained her J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1992, and her B.S. in Psychology (magna cum laude) from Cornell University in 1988. While in law school, she served as an extern to the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong.
She is fluent in Fukien and Tagalog and has a working knowledge of Mandarin and Spanish.
University of California - Los Angeles - 1992 Juris Doctor
Cornell University - 1988 Bachelor of Science
New York Bar
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong