Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added an English-qualified banking, finance and restructuring partner in line with its growth strategy in Asia.

James Thomas joins the firm from Singapore's White & Case office where he developed his expertise in leveraged finance, restructurings, debt buy-backs, asset-backed lending, structured lending and cross-border finance. 

Jai Pathak, the partner in charge of Gibson Dunn’s Singapore office said: “Jamie has deep knowledge of all aspects of the finance markets in the South and Southeast Asia region and has a strong reputation in the local markets for his work for banks and financial institutions as well as energy and infrastructure companies.”

Thomas joined White & Case in 2007 and was previously with Clifford Chance at their London office.

He is often sought out for work in relation to energy and infrastructure lending and restructurings and has a strong reputation for work across Singapore, Indonesia and emerging markets in Southeast Asia.