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 (2014) for equity capital markets and private equity and by IFLR1000 (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 was also included in the Lawyer Monthly magazine’s Leading Lawyer Global 250 for 2014.