Gordon has worked in the Middle East for a number of years and has wide experience in advising upon contentious and non-contentious matters. Gordon is a Part I and Part II Registered legal practitioner with a right of audience before the DIFC Courts and he is well versed in litigation before the UAE Labour Courts. A key part of Gordon’s practice involves advising clients within the banking and financial services sector including compensation and benefit advice.
Prior to joining Al Tamimi, Gordon spent a number of years within the Employment Law department of a leading UK firm. During this time, Gordon acted for a wide range of blue chip clients with his practice including the representation of corporate clients before Employment Tribunals throughout the UK.
Gordon is a ranked lawyer with Chambers and Partners 2018 who state him as being 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.’
- 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