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Hardeep Plahe is an English-qualified partner and cross-border transactional lawyer based in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Global Financial Regulatory and Financial Institutions Practice Groups.
Mr. Plahe’s has a broad and deep knowledge of the Middle East business landscape having spent 16 years in the region. He has helped clients navigate their way through some of their most complex and important transactions and financial regulatory matters in the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. He has advised private equity clients, financial institutions, corporates, sovereign wealth funds and governments.
Mr. Plahe is consistently ranked as a “leading lawyer” in his fields of practice and is recognised by Chambers Global (2022 and previous years), Legal 500 EMEA (2022 and previous years) and IFLR1000 (2022 and previous years).
Most recently, he was ranked as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers Global 2022, which noted: “Hardeep has a good blend of experience in the Gulf, the UK and internationally” and “Hardeep is a very well-rounded lawyer”. In the 2021 edition, he is described by clients as “super easy to work with”, “clear in his explanations” and “really good at strategy”. In the previous edition, the publication quotes he is “excellent”. In 2019 one impressed client noted: “We have no formalities, I can pick up the phone at any time and he’s available”. In recent years Chambers Global has also remarked that he is “extremely useful”, a “brilliant practitioner” and “he is very much a thinker and also a great listener: he will listen to issues and form solutions around them”, his “strong reputation for finance and corporate work”, his “practical approach, hard work and strong experience”, and as being “a name to watch in the UAE”. Mr. Plahe is recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A in Legal 500 EMEA 2022, which clients noted “Hardeep Plahe: we appreciate his profound research-based legal analysis and at the same time his ability to explain and clarify in a very business oriented manner”. He is also described as “commercial, responsive/available, deploy diverse teams. Pleasant to work with”. In recent years, Legal 500 EMEA has noted “Hardeep Plahe is willing to give advice early in the process” and the team is “extremely commercial and able to leverage global insight quickly and efficiently”. He is also recommended for Corporate and M&A in Legal 500 EMEA 2020 and Investment Funds in Legal 500 EMEA 2015. In addition, he has been recognised by IFLR1000 “for his quality and efficiency” and is listed as a leading lawyer for UAE – Mergers & Acquisitions in their 2022 edition.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Plahe practiced with Linklaters, resident in the London office from 2001 and in the Dubai office from 2006, where he served as one of the founding members of the office. In 2003 he was seconded for six months as counsel to the Private Client Services division of Credit Suisse in London advising on a range of issues, including the sale of securities into the Middle East.
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice - 1999 Legal Practice Course
University of Oxford - 1998 Bachelor of Arts
England & Wales - Solicitor