Gibson Dunn Grows Company Train in London with Addition of 4 Associates

December 15, 2021

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is happy to announce that the group will develop its London firm group with 4 new companions.

Wim De Vlieger, Till Lefranc, Isabel Berger and Hugo Hernández-Mancha can be a part of the group as companions within the London enterprise.  De Vlieger, Lefranc and Berger, beforehand with Sidley Austin LLP, will proceed on their private fairness follow, and Hernández-Mancha, previously with Linklaters LLP, will proceed his cash marketplaces and leveraged finance goal.

Right this moment’s announcement is a continuation of the agency’s methodology of accelerating its transactional decisions world wide.  In October, Federico (Fede) Fruhbeck joined as Gibson Dunn’s Co-Head of Private Equity in Europe and Co-Chair of the Assignments and Infrastructure Observe Staff, along with companions Robert Dixon and Alice Brogi.  De Vlieger will function Co-Head of Non-public Equity in Europe, alongside with Fruhbeck, and also will co-chair the agency’s Rising Companies Observe Staff.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Wim, Until, Isabel and Hugo to Gibson Dunn,” stated Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Dealing with Husband or spouse of Gibson Dunn.  “They’re extremely efficient, confirmed attorneys who’ve forged sizeable practices that strategically align with our London, European, Asian and world private fairness and funds marketplaces techniques.  Their transactional experience will much more deepen our world-wide bench of high rated-notch practitioners as we assist navigate our clientele seamlessly via more and more intricate cross-border marketplaces.”

“We’re delighted that Wim, Till, Isabel and Hugo will start the next chapter of their careers as component of our rising London employees,” said Penny Madden, Co-Companion-in-Cost of the London enterprise workplace.  “We expect that their addition, pursuing on the heels of the arrival of Fede, Robert and Alice, is a transformational step for our London company apply.  Additionally they have developed sizeable expertise in private equity true property, which can even complement our London and world-wide true property observe.  Their turning into a member of caps an gratifying calendar 12 months for the London enterprise, and we’re properly primed for the brand new 12 months ahead.”

“We’re energized to welcome our new colleagues,” claimed Federico Fruhbeck, Co-Head of Private Equity in Europe.  “All 4 legal professionals have superb transactional maintain monitor of knowledge symbolizing high-profile, marquee private equity customers.  They are going to supply a springboard for the continued monetary dedication in our London, European and Asian transactional techniques.”

About Wim De Vlieger

De Vlieger advises non-public equity consumers and their portfolio companies on a in depth choice of company transactions, which incorporates progress fairness and command investments and co-investments, structured transactions, obtain-out transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and exits.  He additionally has appreciable experience advising on strategic cross-border M&A transactions, and on worldwide money market place transactions.  He has broad sensible expertise counselling purchasers all through an enormous vary of European jurisdictions, with a goal on transactions within the know-how and life-style sciences sectors.

Previous to becoming a member of Gibson Dunn, De Vlieger practiced with Sidley Austin LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in London.

De Vlieger gained his legislation diploma cum laude from the KU Leuven in 2002, a grasp’s diploma from HEC Paris in 2003, and his LL.M. from the School of Pennsylvania Carey Regulation College in 2007.

About Till Lefranc

Lefranc focuses on non-public equity, M&A, and funds markets transactions all through Europe.  He advises purchasers on a broad vary of transactions, together with cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, progress and minority investments, administration incentive applications, shareholder preparations, buyouts and exits.  He additionally advises non-public equity sponsors, portfolio organizations, corporates and banks on U.S. cash marketplaces transactions, together with higher-yield monetary debt choices and legal responsibility administration transactions.

Proper earlier than turning into a member of Gibson Dunn, Lefranc practiced at Sidley Austin LLP in London.  He earlier practiced at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Lefranc attained his Grasp in Enterprise enterprise Laws, magna cum laude, in 2007 from the School of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, the place he was the valedictorian.  He been given his LL.M. from Harvard Regulation College in 2008.

About Isabel Berger

Berger advises customers on a large assortment of personal fairness transactions with a sure give attention to leveraged buyouts, minority and overwhelming majority investments, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and administration fairness applications.  She has broad expertise advising sponsors all through a assortment of industries which embrace critical property private equity transactions.

Previous to becoming a member of Gibson Dunn, Berger practiced with Sidley Austin LLP in London.  She started her job at McDermott Will & Emery.

Berger concluded her Lawful Observe Program in 2010 with distinction and earned her Grasp of Tips with distinction from BPP School in 2017.

About Hugo Hernández-Mancha

Hernández-Mancha focuses on funds markets and leveraged finance with a selected emphasis on substantial yield and acquisition finance transactions advising company purchasers, expense banking establishments and private fairness sponsors and their portfolio firms.  He additionally has encounter working in New York, Paris, London and Madrid.

Previous to turning into a member of Gibson Dunn, Hernández-Mancha practiced with Linklaters LLP in London and Madrid.  He additionally previously practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Latham & Watkins LLP in Paris.

Hernández-Mancha gained his legislation diploma from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2011 with Premio Extraordinario honors.  He earned his LL.M. from Columbia Regulation College in 2012.