Speaker Profile

Emad H. Khalil

Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Singapore

Emad H. Khalil is a partner in the Singapore office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His experience encompasses a broad range of corporate activity, including M&A/private equity (including fund formation), capital markets, banking and restructuring, and project and Islamic finance.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 consistently has recommended Mr. Khalil as a leading individual for projects and energy. He has represented participants in energy and infrastructure projects throughout Asia, the Middle East, and the U.S., including the Aboitiz Group, American Electric Power, ANZ Bank, BP, the Brunei Economic Development Board, Celanese, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Development Bank of Singapore, El Paso, Fuji Bank, Guangdong Dapeng LNG, Gulf Indonesia, INPEX, JGC, Kuwait Energy Company, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, Nippon Oil, Marathon Oil, Meiya Power, National Australia Bank, Pertamina, Petronas, PT Energi Sengkang, PT Transportasi Gas Indonesia, Singapore Petroleum, Singapore Refining Company, Smith International, South Carolina Electric & Gas, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Unicredito, Unocal and Vitol.

Mr. Khalil also regularly advises private equity/hedge funds, venture capital firms and other investors as well as investees in a wide range of sectors including real estate, energy and infrastructure and biotechnology.

Representative clients include the Altus Group, Apollo, Arcapita, Bio*1 Fund, Biomedical Sciences Investment Fund, CIMB-Standard Strategic Asset Advisors, Credit Suisse, DA Capital, the Development Bank of Singapore, DeutscheBank, France Telecom, HBK, Japan Airlines, J.P. Morgan, Lehman Brothers, Mizuho, Nomura, Norsk Tillitsmann, Pacific Internet and Varde Partners. In addition, Mr. Khalil has been a principal adviser to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on developing and enacting securities legislation.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Khalil was a partner at Jones Day and co-chair of its project finance practice, resident in New York and then Singapore. Before joining Jones Day, he was co-founding partner of the New York office of Afridi & Angell, where he also spent significant time working out of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices. Mr. Khalil was previously associated with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

Mr. Khalil has participated in numerous forums, including CNBC’s “Managing Asia” and “Market Wrap” and Channel News Asia’s “Business Lunch.”

Mr. Khalil earned his law degree in 1990 from Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree in 1987 from Cornell University.

Mr. Khalil is admitted in New York. He was born in Cairo, Egypt and raised in New York City. He is also fluent in Arabic.

Profile as of 8/15/2010