Jeff Roberts Joins Gibson Dunn

Jeff Roberts has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a London-based partner, with a focus on international M&A, private equity and equity capital markets. He previously was with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

PRESS RELEASE

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Roberts will join the firm as a partner. Roberts, who will join the firm’s London office from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he was a partner, will continue to focus his corporate law practice on international public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity and equity capital markets.

“We are delighted to have Jeff on board,” said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. “One of our top priorities is to continue growing a strong global platform, and Jeff’s experience representing large, multinational corporations in complex corporate matters will strengthen our capabilities in the UK and for cross-border transactions across Europe.”

“Our London office has grown significantly in recent years, adding English law capability in areas such as litigation, arbitration, competition/antitrust, employment law and business restructuring, and additional resources in corporate/M&A, finance and private equity,” commented Tom Budd, co-partner in charge of the London office. “Jeff will further enhance our capabilities in several of our core practice areas.”

“I am looking forward to joining Gibson Dunn,” said Roberts. “I was drawn to the firm’s entrepreneurial culture, focus on quality and collegiality, all of which will provide me with the support I need to continue to deliver the best possible service to my clients.”

About Jeff Roberts

Roberts has a broad corporate practice that includes public and private M&A, private equity and equity capital markets transactions. He has significant experience representing multinational companies.

His representative transactions include representing Sara Lee on the sale of its international household and body care division, Expro International Group on its pounds Sterling 1.9 billion takeover and Taylor Nelson Sofres on its aborted merger with GfK and subsequent pounds Sterling 1.15 billion takeover by WPP.

Roberts practiced with Freshfields since 1988 and as a partner in that firm since 1996. He managed Freshfields’ Moscow office between 1996 and 1999.

About Gibson Dunn’s London Office

Gibson Dunn’s London office, founded more than 30 years ago, offers full service English law capability in all aspects of corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, commercial real estate, real estate private equity, business restructuring and reorganisation, project finance, capital markets and taxation, as well as litigation and international arbitration, competition, and labour and employment. The London office’s lawyers provide legal advice on a wide range of matters to listed companies, private companies, investment banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, start-up ventures, and many other organisations with international operations and ambitions.

About the Firm

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm. Consistently ranking among the world’s top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today’s global marketplace with more than 1,000 lawyers and 16 offices, including Brussels, Century City, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.gibsondunn.com.