Senior Finance Partner Joins Gibson Dunn in London

April 15, 2024

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that David Irvine has joined the firm’s Global Finance Practice Group as a partner in London. He will serve as Co-Chair of Global Finance (Europe).

David is widely recognized as one of the leading finance lawyers in the U.K. He is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers Global 2024, Chambers UK 2024, The Legal 500 UK 2024, and IFLR1000, where clients describe him as a “trusted advisor” and “persuasive in the most difficult conversations.”

Commenting on his arrival, Doug Horowitz, Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance Practice Group, said: “David is recognized as one of the best in the market for private equity sponsors and debt financing sources. He has worked on a range of significant U.K., European, Asian, and cross-border acquisition financing transactions—at Gibson Dunn, he will apply his considerable talents, working closely with our private equity, infrastructure, and restructuring teams.”

Penny Madden, Co-Partner in Charge of the London office, said: “We’re pleased to welcome David to the London office, where his incredible experience on high-profile financing transactions makes him an important addition to the team.”

David’s hire follows a period of growth for Gibson Dunn’s Global Finance Practice Group, with other recent arrivals including partners Trinh Chubbock, Kavita Davis, and Ben Shorten in London, Jin Hee Kim and Doug Horowitz in New York, Chad Nichols in Houston/New York, Frederick Lee in Dallas, and Darko Adamovic in Paris.

About David Irvine

David advises private equity sponsors and private credit funds in major cross-border leveraged and acquisition financing transactions. He also advises on recaps, minority back leverage, special situations financings, margin loans, fund-level financings, and restructurings.

David is widely recognized as a leading finance lawyer in the U.K. He is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global 2024 and Chambers UK 2024 for Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket; is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2024 for both London Acquisition Finance and London Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans; and is ranked as a Market Leader in IFLR1000 for UK Banking and Leveraged Finance.

He earned his Bachelor of Social Science in Politics and Law, and his Bachelor of Laws, from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

 About the Gibson Dunn Global Finance Practice Group

The Global Finance Practice Group serves clients around the world, including private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers, major financial institutions, and hedge funds. It includes more than 85 lawyers in our offices worldwide, advising on a broad array of financing transactions. The group works closely with mergers and acquisitions colleagues on acquisition financings and with the firm’s capital markets team. The group also draws extensively on the knowledge and skills of other specialist practice areas, such as environmental, tax, employee benefits, and litigation.