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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 Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Technology Transactions 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 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 a particular focus on the technology, media and telecommunications sector advising clients on complex corporate and commercial transactions (including with respect to novel areas such as the ‘metaverse’ and Web3 technology). Mr. Barker also has significant 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 Fajr Capital, Gulf Capital, Investcorp and Jadwa 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.
Mr. Barker read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School and the Legal Practice Course at Kaplan Law School.
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