Gillian Bourke is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Ms. Bourke advises clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Bourke was an associate in the corporate department of a leading Irish law firm.

Ms. Bourke's experience includes advising:

  • Rayner and Phoenix Equity Partners on the sale of a majority interest to CVC Capital Partners
  • A Cinven and Astorg-led consortium, on its acquisition of LGC, a global leader in the Life Sciences Tools sector
  • Integro, an Odyssey Investments portfolio company, on its acquisition of Risk Transfer Group
  • BC Partners on its €3.25 billion sale of Antelliq, a France-based developer of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring solutions, to Merck
  • The Carlyle Group on the €10.1 billion acquisition by Carlyle and GIC of AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business
  • Leonard Green & Partners in connection with its acquisition of CPA Global, the world's leading Intellectual Property management and technology company, from Cinven
  • FFI Holdings PLC, a company operating in the entertainment industry, on its £235 million IPO on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University College Dublin, 2010
    First Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), University of Limerick, 2008
    First Class Honours

Languages Spoken

  • English