Gordon Milne


Gordon advises private equity houses, financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on the full range of cross border M&A and corporate finance transactions including complex carve-outs and public-to-private takeovers. He has over 20 years of private equity experience.
He is recognised as a Leading Individual by Chambers and Legal 500.


Representative matters

ERM, the world’s largest pureplay sustainability consultancy, and its majority shareholders, OMERS Private Equity and AIMCo on the sale of ERM to KKR.

Exponent Private Equity on the sale of the BBI Group to Novo Holdings, a world-leading life science investor; and on the sale of BBI Healthcare to Venture Life Group, a leader in developing, manufacturing and commercialising products for the international self-care market.

PAI Partners on the simultaneous acquisitions of Addo Food Group (Addo) and Winterbotham Darby from LDC and Equistone (respectively) and existing management.

Charterhouse, through its wholly owned subsidiary Tiger Acquisitions UK, on its cash bid for Tarsus Group.

He is incredibly experienced and very pragmatic and commercial." "He's very smart and thoughtful in his approach.
Chambers, UK, 2022
Gordon Milne is a ‘very responsive, thorough and commercial practitioner. He deploys deep transactional experience on behalf of sponsors and their portfolio companies in domestic and international buyouts and exit deals.
Chambers UK, 2020



Admitted as solicitor, Scotland, 1999

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002


Diploma, Law, University of Strathclyde, 1996

LLB, Law, University of Strathclyde, 1996

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.