Gordon is a Partner within Al Tamimi & Company’s Employment & Incentives practice and has worked in the Middle East since 2011. He previously worked with a leading UK law firm, acting for a wide range of blue chip clients for whom he appeared before Employment Tribunals throughout the UK. Prior to a career in law, Gordon spent several years in financial services.
Gordon advises on the full spectrum of employment and immigration law issues throughout the employment life cycle with a particular focus on disputes, whether before the UAE or DIFC Courts. In respect to the latter, Gordon is a DIFC registered practitioner with full rights of audience.
A key part of Gordon’s practice involves compensation and benefits advice where he advises across all sectors and with a specific focus upon banking, financial services and technology.
Gordon is a ranked lawyer with Chambers and Partners who note that he is a ‘practitioner who “has been a household name in the market for quite some time” Gordon Barr is able to offer his enviable roster of clients specialist advice on benefits and incentives.’
Gordon is a regular speaker via UAE media outlets and at industry events, and has contributed to a number of significant legal publications.
- Leading a team providing support to a significant DIFC Bank in the context of a multi employee investigation and the associated regulatory and PR considerations;
- Providing employment input in respect of a transaction within the pharma sector being the largest asset swap transaction to date;
- Advising a leading multinational technology company in respect of the acquisition of a competitor and the resultant ongoing harmonization exercise;
- Advising a number of clients upon the introduction of employee share option plans and phantom share schemes.
2003 – Dip LP, University of Aberdeen
1998 – LLB (Hons), University of Strathclyde
2005 – Scottish Law Society