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Paul Harter

Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher


Paul Harter is a partner in the Dubai office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group and a member of the firm's Corporate Transactions and Middle East Practice Groups with experience handling transnational corporate investment and finance transactions. He was based in the firm's Los Angeles office from 1984 through 1989 and in London thereafter.

Mr. Harter has advised on a broad range of transnational acquisitions and other major corporate investment transactions. He is experienced in all aspects of acquisition structuring, deal negotiation and documentation, including tax planning, corporate structuring, transaction financing, arrangements with management and shareholders and international legal compliance, including antitrust and other governmental licenses and approvals. Mr. Harter combines knowledge of US, European and MENA acquisitions with experience in coordinating lawyers on a worldwide basis in connection with multi-national acquisitions.

Mr. Harter is recommended as a leading lawyer in the field of Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global 2017 and Legal 500 EMEA 2017, he has also been named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Private Equity Law "Lawyer of the Year" in United Arab Emirates, and also recognized in the fields of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisition Law.