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, fund restructurings 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.
The major legal directories recognise Mr. Anderson as one of the leading lawyers in the region. He is named as an Asia Future Leader 2021 by IFLR, recommended for Investment Funds in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022) and also ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific (2022) and Chambers Global (2022). Who’s Who Legal (2021) also names him as one of ten Thought Leaders for private funds in Hong Kong. The guides note that he is “a technically brilliant lawyer, who delivers spot-on and insightful advice on the most complex subjects” and that he is “simply superb in problem solving and a valuable asset in negotiations.” Sources praise his ability to “distill the essence of complex issues quickly, articulate solutions clearly and negotiate in a friendly way to swiftly achieve resolutions.” Clients describe him as “a calm, level-headed partner with great commercial judgement” and “a client-oriented and legally incisive lawyer with vast experience and expertise.” He has also been described as “an exceptional private funds lawyer with an easy-going style who focuses on pragmatic solutions to issues.” He is said to be “super smart” with “a super fast brain” and is “well versed in advising managers on both growth capital and private equity fund formation.” One client is quoted as observing that “he’s technically extremely strong and very, very well organized — that's critical.” In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2022), Mr. Anderson is also recommended for his work in India, with the guide noting that he is “an exceptional lawyer, with an excellent problem solving attitude and a calm demeanour.”
Mr. Anderson regularly writes and speaks on private equity topics. He is the author of the “Investor side letters” chapter in Global Investment Funds: A Practical Guide to Structuring, Raising and Managing Funds published by Global Law and Business (July, 2016). He is also a co-author of “Debevoise Discusses Private Equity Options in Face of Liquidity Crunch,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (May, 2020) and “Asia Is at a Turning Point,” Private Equity International (September, 2018).
Mr. Anderson earned his B.A. (Hons) from the University of Oxford (Brasenose College) in 2000 and PgDL from the College of Law at Guildford in 2001. He graduated from the Legal Practice Course at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice in 2002. Prior to joining Debevoise in 2006, he trained and worked as an associate at an international law firm in London.
Anderson律师近期代表的客户包括霸菱亚洲私募股权（Baring Private Equity Asia）、鼎晖投资（CDH Investments）、Clearwater Capital、HarbourVest、摩根士丹利（Morgan Stanley）、亚舟资本（Navis Capital Partners）、Southern Capital和Quilvest。
Anderson律师被各主要法律名录评为其所在地区的杰出律师之一。他被《国际金融法律评论1000》评为“2021年亚洲未来领袖”，被《亚太法律500强》（2021年）评为投资基金类别的推荐律师，并上榜《亚太钱伯斯》（2021年）和《全球钱伯斯》（2021年）的排名。《法律名人录（Who's Who Legal ）》(2021年）亦将Anderson律师评为香港私募基金领域“十大思想领袖”之一。该指南提到他“在解决问题方面非常出色，是谈判中的重要角色。” 客户还将他描述为“一位冷静、沉着的合伙人，具备出色的商业判断力”，以及“一位以客户为中心、在法律方面机敏透彻的律师，其经验丰富、专业知识丰厚”。Anderson律师还被描述为“一名杰出的私募基金律师，作风随和，专注于实际解决问题”。他被称为 “绝顶聪明，头脑敏捷”，并且“精通为基金管理人提供关于成长资本基金和私募股权基金设立的法律意见。”杂志引用一位客户的评论称“他非常精通基金业务、办事井井有条——这非常关键”，并指出Anderson律师“总是能够及时回复客户问题，非常称职，和他一起共事总是很愉快”，他“才思敏捷、聪明过人，为客户提供优质的法律意见”。杂志引用行业评论员的话称“他对于专业和商业两方面的兼顾令我们印象非常深”。Anderson律师还因其在印度的工作获得《亚太区法律500强》（2021年）的推荐，该指南指出他是“一名优秀的谈判者、起草者，总是能掌控任何局面。”
Anderson律师在私募股权主题方面积极撰文和发布演讲。他撰写了《全球投资基金：构建、募集和管理基金实用指南》一书中的“投资者补充协议”章节，该书由《Global Law and Business》出版（2016年7月）。他还与人共同发表了“德普阐述面临流动性紧缩时私募股权的选择”，CLS蓝天博客（2020年5月），以及“亚洲正处于转折点”，《国际私募股权》（2018年9月）两篇文章。