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Wayne McArdle

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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Mergers and acquisitions; finance.


Wayne McArdle is a partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Mr McArdle has advised clients for over 30 years on a wide variety of public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and debt and equity financings. Mr McArdle has represented financial institutions and investors on acquisitions, disposals, financings, joint ventures, insolvent workouts and privatisations in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America in various sectors. He is on the editorial board and serves as co-editor of Business Law Review, a publication of the International Bar Association’s section on business law, and is a past vice-chair of the Capital Markets Forum.


Law Society of England and Wales; City of London Law Society; International Bar Association; The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies.


University of Western Ontario (1983 Juris Doctor).

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s ‘extremely detail-oriented team is able to quickly synthesize complex issues, explain them clearly, and propose solutions’. The team continues to be involved in a high volume of corporate transactions for foreign investors, often with real estate located outside the UK; recent examples include advising Terra Firma Capital Partners on its sale of Odeon and UCI Cinemas to AMC Theatres, and assisting Oaktree Capital with its joint venture with Valad for the acquisition of Wisniowy Business Park in Poland. Key figures include ‘great lawyerAlan Samson, senior partner Wayne McArdle (who focuses on M&A in the real estate sector), and associate Claibourne Harrison, who is ‘differentiated by his quick thinking and ability to dissect certain concepts accurately and exhaustively’. The team is also noted for its strong hotel-sector offering, which advises clients such as Hyatt and Marriott International.

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Property finance

Within: Property finance

Sponsor-side and borrower-side work is what Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s team is best known for, though it also counts US funds and high-profile sovereign wealth funds among its client roster. Practice head Alan Samson acted for Oaktree Capital on its joint venture with Valad for the acquisition and financing of Wiśniowy Business Park in Warsaw, Poland. He also advised Meadow Partners on its acquisition (and the associated financing) of a group of entities owning property in Glengall Bridge, in London’s Docklands. Other clients include Ares Management, Deutsche Bank, Investcorp, MUFG and Welltower. Tom Budd is recommended, as is Wayne McArdle for corporate real estate matters.

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