Gavin MacLaren

Senior Partner and CEO



Gavin has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, including a decade based in Asia.

Named as an Innovative Leader in the 2020 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Asia Pacific, Gavin has acted for multinational corporations, governments, international organisations, financial institutions, private equity investors and sovereign wealth funds across the Asia Pacific region.

He is particularly sought after for his abilities in structuring and negotiating complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. Gavin also provides public international law advice in connection with overlapping international boundary claims, sovereignty over territory and government regulation.

Gavin previously held senior partnership roles at Freshfields and Allens, and has consistently been listed as a leading lawyer by various legal directories and publications, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers and others.

Gavin is admitted as a solicitor in Australia, England and Wales.