Jai S. Pathak is the Partner-in-Charge of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP’s Singapore office and the Pacific Asia region and is also located in Gibson Dunn’s Los Angeles office. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and its Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and has served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Jai has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, dispositions, privatizations, joint ventures, licensing, infrastructure development, as well as private equity and structured finance transactions. He has significant experience in telecommunications, IT, banking, hospitality, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.
Jai’s clients included governments, financial institutions, investment banks, multinational companies, and U.S., European, and Asian companies. He sits on the board of certain Indian public-listed companies as a Director. His practice included projects in the United States, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, Canada, Australia, China, and South Africa.
Jai previously practiced with Jones Day since 1985, where he was a Partner heading the transactional practice in Los Angeles and coordinating the M&A section for the California region. He also served as head of that firm’s India practice and Partner-in-Charge of the Singapore office. He spent more than a decade practicing in that firm’s London, New York, and Cleveland offices.
Jai has been a recipient of several awards, including the “National Law Day Award – 2001” by the Indian Council of Jurists for his unique contribution to the development of Indian corporate law. Jai regularly publishes and speaks on legal developments and subjects relating to his practice area. He also sits on public company boards in India as an Independent Director.
Jai graduated from Law School (B.A. (Hons. in Jurisprudence)) from Oxford University in 1984 (M.A., 1989) and received his LL.M. from the University of Virginia in 1985. He previously earned his B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. degrees from the University of Delhi (St. Stephen’s College) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, respectively.