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Biography

Stephen A. Thierbach is a US-qualified corporate partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

Mr. Thierbach has a broad cross-border equity and debt capital markets transactions practice.  A U.S. qualified lawyer, he advises issuers and underwriters on complex, innovative and multi-jurisdictional offerings of equity, equity-related and debt securities.

He has represented governments, companies, selling security holders and investment banks in major financial centres and developing markets.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Thierbach practiced with Herbert Smith Freehills since 2010, most recently serving as the Global Head of its Capital Markets Practice. Before that, he was a partner with Linklaters in London from 1995 to 2010, where he co-led its capital markets practice and served as head of the U.S. practice.  He was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London from 1987 to 1994.

Mr. Thierbach is recognized as one of the top equity capital markets lawyers in London by Chambers and Partners and as a leading individual in London equity capital markets by Legal 500. 

Selected experience includes*:

  • Piraeus Bank S.A. – €8.4 billion capital increase and listing on ATHEX (for the underwriters)
  • Permanent TSB – €400 million capital raising and London and Irish listings (for the underwriters)
  • Ferrexpo PLC – US$186 million 10.375 per cent. Guaranteed Amortising Notes due 2019 (for the company)
  • Republic of Namibia – US$750 million 5.250 per cent. Notes due 2025 (for the underwriters)
  • Eurobank Ergasias S.A. – €2.8 billion capital raising and listing on ATHEX (for the underwriters)
  • AO World plc – £1.2 billion initial public offering and London listing (for the company)
  • JUST EAT plc – £1.47 initial public offering and London listing (for the company)
  • Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc – £1 billion initial public offering and London listing (for the underwriters)
  • CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities – £500 million initial public offering and London listing (for the underwriters)
  • Aldermore Group PLC – £260 million initial public offering and London listing (for the underwriters)

*Includes matters prior to joining Gibson Dunn

Education

  • Harvard University - 1987 - Juris Doctor
  • University of Virginia - 1984 - B.A. Bachelor of Arts

Admissions

  • New York Bar
  • England & Wales - Registered Foreign Lawyer