Gibson Dunn poaches Clifford Chance duo

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Elaine Chen (left) and Brian Gilchrist (right)

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has recruited Brian Gilchrist and Elaine Chen as litigation partners in the firm’s Hong Kong office. The two litigation experts will focus on disputes, including high-end litigation in Hong Kong courts, arbitration and contentious financial regulatory matters.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Gilchrist practised at Clifford Chance Hong Kong. Prior to that he was a partner at Johnson Stokes & Master (now Mayer Brown) from 1998 to 2008. Chen was also a partner with Clifford Chance in Hong Kong, since 2008. Before that she practiced with Mayer Brown JSM (now Mayer Brown) from 1997 to 2008.

Gilchrist specializes in general and civil litigation with a focus on banking, insurance, tax, employment, contentious probate, directors’ duties and minority shareholders’ rights. He serves as vice president of the Law Society of Hong Kong and honorary legal adviser to Hong Kong’s British consul general.

Chen has represented companies and high-net-worth individuals in civil and commercial litigation and disputes, including a full range of banking, contractual, tort, companies, trust and tax matters.