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Thomas Barker is an English qualified associate who works across the London and Dubai offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Private Equity 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 in the private equity industry, advising clients such as Bridgepoint, Electra Private Equity, GMT Communications Partners and HgCapital in Europe and North America and Arcapita, Fajr Capital, Gulf Capital, Investcorp, Jadwa and The Olayan Group in the MENA region 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 2022 edition.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Barker was a corporate associate based in the London and Abu Dhabi offices of a major international law firm. Mr. Barker also spent six months seconded to Acacia Mining plc during which time he focused on exploration license renewals, potential asset disposals and general corporate governance matters.
Selected M&A experience advising*:
Selected Capital Markets experience advising*:
*Includes experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn.
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