Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that a five-lawyer team will join the Paris office to launch new litigation and finance practices and reinforce the office’s existing restructuring and corporate capabilities.  The team, formerly with Ashurst LLP in Paris, is comprised of Amanda Bevan, Eric Bouffard, Bertrand Delaunay, Jean-Pierre Farges, and Pierre-Emmanuel Fender.

’This year marks our 50th year in Paris. We will celebrate by taking a transformational step in the development of our Paris office by adding strong litigation, arbitration, restructuring and finance capabilities,’ said Ken Doran, chairman and managing partner of Gibson Dunn. ’Their practices provide many synergies with our overall global platform – they will establish a new litigation practice in our Paris office that will complement our European disputes practice and at the same time enhance the firm’s restructuring and transactional practices.’

This team follows the recent addition in Paris of four technology lawyers, anchored by partner Ahmed Baladi, formerly a partner with Allen & Overy, and the recent establishment of a litigation practice in the firm’s Frankfurt office with the hire of Finn Zeidler, a white collar partner from Latham & Watkins.

’This team has a stellar reputation in the Paris market,’ said Bernard Grinspan, chairman of the international management committee and partner in charge of the Paris office. ’They have a core foundation in complex litigation with extensive experience in product liability and industrial disputes as well as infrastructure, financial and restructuring disputes – and also developed a restructuring practice that uniquely offers an integrated approach to clients, bringing together litigation, corporate and debt capability to implement complex restructurings.’

’We are excited to join Gibson Dunn’s platform and help continue its growth globally, especially with building a disputes practice in Paris,’ said Farges. ‘Gibson Dunn’s collegial culture fits well with our close knit team, and we look forward to working with our new colleagues.’