James Gaden

James Gaden

Partner

T +852 2596 3433
M +852 9316 8070
E james.gaden@walkersglobal.com

Practice Areas

James Gaden is a Partner in the Global Corporate and Investment Funds Groups of Walkers' Hong Kong office. He has over 15 years of experience advising the investment funds industry. He specialises in advising private equity and hedge fund managers on a broad spectrum of legal issues including fund formation and structuring, acquisitions and disposals, fund restructuring and fund financing.

In addition, James has an active corporate practice which includes providing general corporate advice on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He also advises companies, LLCs, partnerships and their investors in relation to a variety of different financing transactions. James advises clients from across the region including in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia. James is a respected practitioner in the investment funds industry and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining Walkers in 2018, James was a partner at another leading offshore law firm where he worked from 2010 to 2018 in Hong Kong. He also worked in the Investment Funds team of the Hong Kong office of Sidley Austin and before that, at Gilbert & Tobin in Sydney.

Admitted In:
Hong Kong (not practising)
Supreme Court of New South Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney
Master of Laws, University of Sydney

2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) Recommended Lawyer 

2019 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star

2019 Who's Who Legal - Private Funds (Recommended Lawyer)

2018 IFLR 1000– Rising Star

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 – "Charismatic, articulate and efficient" James Gaden specialises in private equity and hedge fund formation matters.

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 - "He frequently acts for major fund managers and private equity houses on formation and investment mandates."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 – "James Gaden advises on contentious and non-contentious investment fund matters as well as M&A transactions and fund financing mandates. He is establishing a reputation as a highly skilled Cayman Islands fund practitioner who is well regarded by clients and onshore investment fund practitioners."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 – "James Gaden is a private equity and investment fund specialist who comes recommended by clients, who describe him as 'knowledgeable and user-friendly.' He does major work for Hong Kong, PRC and Japan-based investment funds."

IFLR1000 2018 – Rising Star

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