Albert Cho is a partner in the Hong Kong office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and is co-head of the firm’s Investment Funds Practice Group in Asia. Albert focuses his practice on the formation of private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, venture capital, special situations, debt/credit, continuation, secondary, real estate and hedge funds, as well as funds-of-funds. He has extensive experience advising fund clients on co-investment transactions, GP-led secondaries transactions, operational and structuring matters, and legal and regulatory compliance matters. He has represented private investment funds formed by a variety of sponsors, including established private equity houses, large financial services companies, spin-off/spin-out teams as well as boutique firms.
Albert regularly works with Asian, U.S. and European private fund sponsors on their fundraising activities, particularly the formation of funds focused on investing in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also represented institutional investors in their private investment fund activities, including sovereign wealth funds, employee benefit plans for major corporations, family offices and the alternative investment arms of financial services companies.
Albert is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds in China by Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Greater China Region in which a client praised his “strong work ethic.” In the 2021 guide, an interviewed client remarked, “He is absolutely devoted to his clients and to supporting their business, he’s very hands-on on deals and he gets very close to his clients, taking the trouble to know their business.” He has also been recognized for his work as a private funds lawyer in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides and Who’s Who Legal. In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific guide, clients were quoted saying Albert is a “first-class lawyer” who is “at the top of his game”, and is “extremely dedicated” and “hardworking and knowledgeable”. He is particularly known for his work in the Korean market and has been recognized by Chambers Global as a foreign expert for Korea in Investment Funds.
His recent experience includes advising:
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Albert was a partner with Weil Gotshal since 2014. Albert graduated from Cornell Law School in 1999. He speaks basic Korean and is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the State of New York and Hong Kong.
Cornell University - 1999 Juris Doctor
Brown University - 1994 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar
Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong