Mr Gavin Anderson > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > Hong Kong, Hong Kong > Lawyer Profile

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Hong Kong
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Work Department

Investment funds.


Gavin Anderson is based in the Hong Kong office and is a member of the firm’s Investment Funds and Investment Management Group. He has broad experience in advising sponsors and investors on a variety of issues, including fund formation, co-investment and carried interest arrangements.

Mr. Anderson’s recent experience includes acting for clients such as Baring Private Equity Asia, CDH Investments, Clearwater Capital, HarbourVest, Morgan Stanley, Navis Capital Partners, Southern Capital and Quilvest..


Prior to joining Debevoise in 2006, Mr. Anderson trained and worked as an associate at an international law firm in London. Mr. Anderson is admitted to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales.




University of Oxford, 2000, B.A.; College of Law, Guildford, 2001; Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2002, L.P.C.

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Investment funds

(Leading individuals)

Gavin AndersonDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

While it is more one dimensional in scope than some of its peers, few in the market come close to matching Debevoise & Plimpton LLP for the quality of work it provides in the private equity fund formation sphere. The firm’s position at the pinnacle of the market is reflected in the calibre and range of clients it acts for, including many of the region’s largest and most sophisticated pan-Asian sponsor clients, as well as smaller sector or country-specific funds. In addition to fundraising, the team, which is led by the ‘technically brilliant’ Gavin Anderson , also advises on managed accounts, joint ventures, co-investments, carried interest planning and complex secondary transactions and investor-side negotiations. ‘Reliable, hardworking and creative’ international counsel Mai Shapiro is a pivotal member of the team, in light of her tax structuring aptitude, both on the intitial fund structuring front, as well as in the context of subsequent downstream investment work. Of counsel Andrew Ostrognai  is also recommended.

India > Foreign firms

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP lawyers based in the USA, London, Hong Kong and further afield provide a comprehensive range of expertise, often with an India element. It acts for international banks, private equity firms and other investors and for Indian corporates in their investments and capital raisings. Geoffrey Burgess in London and William Chua in Hong Kong co-head the India practice while the ‘outstanding disputes lawyerLord Peter Goldsmith QC is the co-managing partner of the London office and chairs the European and Asian litigation practice. The ‘exceptionalGavin Anderson is a member of the funds practice; his work of late has included advising on the formation of an India venture fund and an infrastructure fund, and US-qualified Geoffrey Kitteridge, who is based in London, is ‘renowned‘ for his private equity and investment funds practice.