Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s London office offers full-service English and U.S. law capability, including corporate, finance, dispute resolution, competition/antitrust, real estate, labor and employment, and tax.  Our lawyers advise international corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and governments on complex and challenging transactions and disputes.

Our London corporate practice is at the forefront of cross-border M&A, financing and joint venture transactions, including advising clients seeking to access the UK, EU and US capital markets. Our London litigation practice handle major domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial cases before English, EU and Commonwealth courts, and have a wealth of experience in taking complex matters to trial.  Gibson Dunn’s London office was founded more than 40 years ago.  Our dynamic team includes many dual-qualified lawyers with extensive language skills.


Telephone House, 2-4 Temple Avenue, London EC4Y 0HB, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7071 4000

Fax: +44 20 7071 4244


Madden KC, Penny

Tel: +44 20 7071 4226

Nikpay, Ali

Tel: +44 20 7071 4273

Gibson Dunn’s London office has a wealth of experience working with companies listed on the London Stock Exchange as well as on other European exchanges. Our expertise in the global finance practice area includes acquisition finance, debt and equity capital markets, securitization, senior and mezzanine debt, and Sharia-compliant financings. Our private equity team covers every type of investment and divestment activity.  Our restructuring team has wide cross-jurisdictional expertise and regularly advises private equity sponsors, portfolio companies, corporate groups and creditors on all aspects of restructuring, insolvency and financial distress.

The London office’s real estate lawyers execute complex, high-end real estate and real estate private equity transactions.  Areas of focus include corporate and investment property acquisitions and disposals, leasing and joint ventures, recapitalizations, loan portfolio acquisitions and distressed trading.

Our London-based tax lawyers advise UK, U.S. and European clients on structuring transactions of every type, and provide guidance on executive compensation and share incentives.  Our employment team advises on employment aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A and outsourcing transactions, corporate governance and data protection.

Gibson Dunn’s London disputes team offers a wide range of commercial dispute resolution services including a wealth of experience in taking complex matters to trial.  We have specialist trial advocacy capabilities led by the former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer.  Members of our group regularly handle major domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial cases before a range of courts and tribunals in the UK and the Commonwealth, the EU and other common-law jurisdictions.

Our litigation expertise extends to antitrust, administrative law, and labor and employment litigation.  Our international arbitration team represents clients around the globe in complex high-value international commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and key members regularly sit as arbitrators.  The group provides bespoke creative advice on structuring investments to optimize dispute resolution mechanisms.

Our London disputes lawyers have extensive expertise in complex internal and regulatory investigations, with particular experience in cross-border investigations in the financial services sector.  Collaborating with colleagues across the Gibson Dunn network on global investigations, the group handles high-value international white-collar criminal matters in cases involving fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and sanctions.

Our antitrust team includes Ali Nikpay, the former Office of Fair Trading senior director for cartels, criminal enforcement and mergers in the UK.  The antitrust team is widely experienced in handling complex matters before EU and UK competition agencies and courts.  Our employment team represents clients before courts and employment tribunals in complex/high-value disputes including discrimination and whistleblowing claims, bonus disputes and breach of contract cases, team moves and restrictive covenant matters.

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  • The Lawyer Awards 2016 recognised Gibson Dunn as International Law Firm of the Year.
  • Chambers UK 2017 recognised our London office in the areas of Corporate M&A, Real Estate Finance, Litigation and International Arbitration, and ranked individual partners for Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Real Estate Finance, Restructuring/Insolvency, Employment, Real Estate, Litigation, International Arbitration and Competition Law.
  • The Legal 500 UK 2016 ranked Gibson Dunn in London in multiple areas and named six partners as Leading Lawyers across six categories. The firm was listed in EU and Competition, M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £250m+; Private Equity: Transactions; Acquisition Finance, Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt & Syndicated loans, Commercial Litigation; Competition Litigation, International Arbitration; Corporate Crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption), Administrative and Public Law; Commercial Property (general and hotels & leisure); Commercial Property: Investment and Property Finance.
  • IFLR 1000 2017 ranked Gibson Dunn among the leading firms in the UK in the fields of Banking & Finance and M&A.
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2017 recognised seven London partners as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas, including International Arbitration, Litigation, Private Equity Law, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Law, Employment Law, Banking & Finance, Financial Services, Capital Markets and M&A.