13:23, April 05 515 0

2018-04-05 13:23:13
Gibson Dunn continues Hong Kong growth spurt with Weil Gotshal hires

A pair of funds partners from Weil Gotshal & Manges’ Hong Kong office have joined Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s expanding operations in the region.

John Fadely and Albert Cho both join Gibson Dunn’s investment funds group, advising sponsors of private investment funds.

Both are admitted to practise at the New York and Hong Kong bars.

Fadely is the longer-serving Weil partner, having joined the office in 2010 from Clifford Chance. 2010/11 was a turning point for the magic circle firm’s funds practice as a whole, with a raft of partners exiting for US firms in London. These included Jason Glover, who joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in 2010 and Ed Gander who also joined Weil in 2011.

Cho has been a partner at Weil since 2014, having joined the firm from Kirkland & Ellis.

Gibson Dunn has been making concerted efforts to grow in Hong Kong, last year hiring a four-partner team from Ropes & Gray, including the firm’s office managing partner.

The four partners – Paul Boltz, Scott Jalowayski, Michael Nicklin and Brian Schwarzwalder – joined Gibson Dunn’s private equity and banking practices.