John Williamson-Noble is a partner in Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin’s corporate advisory group and has been with the firm since 1995.
He has advised on many of Australia’s high-profile transactions. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in corporate governance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity in a range of industry guides. He has advised on transactions that were, at the time, Australia’s largest successful merger – the merger of Westpac and St George Bank; Australia’s largest private equity deal – KKR’s acquisition of Brambles Australia; and Australia’s largest float – the IPO of Qantas.
He regularly advises on mergers and acquisition transactions, private equity deals and capital markets issues. He also regularly advises on corporate governance issues.
Mr Williamson-Noble is a member of the LPD Council of the International Bar Association (the world’s leading organisation of international lawyers) (IBA) and past chair of the IBA’s Corporate and M&A Committee. John is ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific for equity capital markets and private equity and by IFLR 1000 2014 as a leading lawyer in the area of mergers and acquisitions. John has also been recognised by Best Lawyers International since 2008 as a leading lawyer in equity capital markets, financial institutions, leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, and was awarded Best Lawyers’ ‘Sydney Lawyer of the Year 2014-2015’ for leveraged buyouts. He has also been included in the Lawyer Monthly magazine’s Leading Lawyer Global 250 for 2014.