Gillian Bourke is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Ms. Bourke’s practice focuses on complex mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate restructurings. She represents many of the top private equity funds and their portfolio companies on their most significant transactions.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Ms. Bourke gained experience as an associate in the corporate department of a top-tier Irish law firm with a focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Beyond her legal practice, Ms. Bourke contributes her knowledge to the broader legal discourse, authoring articles on corporate law matters for leading publications across a variety of sectors.

Ms. Bourke’s experience includes advising:

  • The selling shareholders, including TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, and HG Capital, a leading software and services investor, in connection with the sale of The Access Group, a leading provider of business management software
  • Davy Group, Ireland’s largest wealth management firm, stockbroker, and financial advisor, on its acquisition by Bank of Ireland Group, IQ-EQ, and AssetCo Plc
  • TA Associates on: 
    • The sale of a significant minority stake in software vendors IFS and WorkWave to Hg Capital
    • Its investment in EsPublico, a public sector and government-focused software platform provider based in Spain
    • Its strategic growth investment in Hornetsecurity
  • LanguageLine on its acquisition of Capita Translation and Interpreting, a translation and interpretation business
  • Rayner and Phoenix Equity Partners on the sale of a majority interest to CVC Capital Partners
  • Palladin Consumer Partners on its disposal of Harry’s of London, a men’s shoe retailer
  • A consortium, led by Astorg and Cinven, on their 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
  • Principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland in relation to the issuance of a €500 million high-yield bond*
  • Clearstream Technologies Limited on the acquisition of Embo Medical Limited*
  • Valeo Foods UK Limited on the acquisition of the business and brands from the food and beverage division of DCC plc*
  • Centrica plc on its acquisition by way of privatization of Bord Gáis Energy*
  • Musgrave Group on its acquisition of Superquinn, the Irish supermarket chain, out of receivership*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


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

Languages Spoken

  • English