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Thomas Barker is an English qualified associate based in the Dubai office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Private Equity and Energy and Infrastructure Practice Groups.
Mr. Barker has a broad practice advising clients, including listed companies, financial institutions and private equity houses, on a range of corporate matters. His experience covers public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity issues, public offerings, restructurings and corporate governance, with a particular focus on cross-border transactional work.
Mr. Barker has extensive experience acting for clients in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors including ADNOC, GE Power, Engie, Topaz Energy and Marine, Building Energy, and Acacia Mining.
Mr. Barker also has significant experience in the private equity industry, advising clients such as Gulf Capital, Fajr Capital, Investcorp, Arcapita and The Olayan Group in the MENA region and the Rohatyn Group, Bridgepoint, HgCapital, Electra Private Equity, Arle Capital, and GMT Communications Partners in Europe and North America on a variety of matters throughout the investment life cycle including acquisitions, disposals, re-financings and bolt-on transactions.
Mr. Barker is ranked as a Notable Practitioner in Mergers and Acquisitions for the UAE by the IFLR1000 2021 edition.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Barker was a corporate associate in the London office of Shearman & Sterling LLP where he also trained. Mr. Barker spent six months in Shearman’s Abu Dhabi office and was also seconded to Acacia Mining plc during which time he focused on exploration license renewals, potential asset disposals and general corporate governance matters.
Selected experience advising*:
*Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn.
University of Oxford - 2016 Master of Arts
Kaplan Law School - 2013 Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School - 2012 Graduate Diploma in Law
University of Oxford - 2010 Bachelor of Arts
England & Wales - Solicitor