Gibson Dunn hires energy and infrastructure Partner for Hong Kong

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Gibson Dunn hires energy and infrastructure Partner for Hong Kong

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that the firm is expanding its presence Hong Kong with a new partner Patricia Tan Openshaw. Openshaw, formerly with Paul Hastings, has joined the firm's Hong Kong office and will continue her energy and infrastructure practice.

Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn, said:

"We are pleased to welcome Patricia to the firm. Patricia is held in high regard in the Asian business and legal communities. Patricia is best known for energy and infrastructure projects in the region as well as corporate and finance transactions in the Philippines and other parts of Asia."

Kelly Austin, Partner in Charge of the Hong Kong office said:

"We are delighted to have Patricia on board. She is a very experienced energy and infrastructure lawyer with a well-established practice and strong reputation in the Asia region. Her addition will add depth to our energy and infrastructure practice in Asia and firmwide."

Openshaw commented:

"I am very pleased to join Gibson Dunn and be a part of the firm's expanding energy and infrastructure practice. Gibson Dunn has tremendous depth in the energy and infrastructure space, covering not just transactional work but also environmental and regulatory affairs as well as litigation and international arbitration. Furthermore, the strength of the firm's corporate and disputes practices in Asia and globally forms a compelling platform that will assist me in delivering excellent service in a broad range of areas to clients."

Openshaw focuses her practice on project development and finance, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector. She has substantial experience representing developers, sponsors, contractors, lenders, government agencies and offtakers in connection with the development, financing, and restructuring of power, rail, toll road, water and other infrastructure projects.

Openshaw advises Asian and U.S. companies in cross-border acquisitions, restructurings, refinancings, private equity investments and divestitures of energy and infrastructure assets throughout the region. She has also advised on financings involving commercial banks, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies and private equity funds. She has handled energy and infrastructure transactions in Indonesia, Australia, China, Fiji, India, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and the United States. She has particularly significant experience in the Philippines, where she handles a broad range of matters, including projects, M&A and capitals markets offerings, for the government, international financial institutions and the top conglomerates in the country.

Openshaw has been recognized regularly as a leading lawyer in energy and infrastructure and in finance by Chambers Asia, Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and Asialaw Leading Lawyers.

Before joining the firm, she practiced with Paul Hastings and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and Hong Kong. She graduated in 1992 from the UCLA School of Law, where she served on the Pacific Basin Law Journal and was a member of the Moot Court Board. She is fluent in Fukien and Tagalog.

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