Sally Gibson is a member of the firm's Investment Management Group. Her practice focuses on advising sponsors of private investment funds, including buyout, real estate, infrastructure, venture capital, energy, mezzanine and secondaries funds. Ms. Gibson has also advised on the restructuring of English investment managers and investment advisers and the acquisition of fund management groups.

Ms. Gibson has extensive experience working with clients to navigate the regulatory issues affecting the private equity and fund management sectors.

In Chambers UK (2018) she is recommended as an ‘up and coming’ lawyer for Investment Funds: Private Equity and she is additionally noted for her regulatory practice. She is also recommended for investment fund work by IFLR 1000 and The Legal 500 UK (2016 and 2017), and has been named by various media outlets as amongst the top funds lawyers in the world. These include being named a “2015 Rising Star” by Law360, being named as one of Private Funds Management’s “30 Under 40”, being included in The Lawyer’s annual “Hot 100” list, being named as one of Financial News’ “40 Under 40”, and being named by Who’s Who Legal to a select group of 22 global “Thought Leaders” for private funds. She is a member of the financial services/regulatory working group of Invest Europe, (previously the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association).

Ms. Gibson has commented in the media and written numerous articles relating to various aspects of her practice. Recent publications include “Backing Into Europe: Guidance On Reverse Solicitation,” Private Funds Management (June, 2015); “Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: Effect on Marketing in Europe,” Thomson Reuters (Practical International Corporate Finance Strategies) (November, 2013) and “How does the AIFMD impact US fund managers?,” Private Equity Manager (October, 2013).

Ms. Gibson regularly contributes to the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, including articles on “Fasten Your Seatbelts: Brexit’s Implications for Private Equity,” “Solvency II: How Will It Impact Private Funds?,” “Consultation on UK Limited Partnership Law Reform: A Leap Into the 21st Century?,” “Backing into Europe: Making Sense of the AIFMD Reverse Solicitation Rules,” “How will the AIFMD impact Non-EU Fund Managers? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions,” “AIFMD and Fundraising in Europe: Practical Considerations for Non-EEA Fund Managers,” “English and Scottish Private Funds May Become Less Private Unless Restructured” and “UK AIFMD Implementation and UK Tax Reform: A Coordinated Approach to Remuneration Issues?”

Ms. Gibson received a Master of Law (first class honours) from the University of Cambridge in 2004 and a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2001.


  • University of Cambridge, 2004, LL.M.
  • University of Sydney, 2001, LL.B.
  • University of Sydney, 1999, BEC

Bar Admissions

  • New South Wales
  • Solicitor, England & Wales