Paul Dunbar’s practice focuses on transactions for private equity clients, advising on public and private corporate M&A, asset portfolio M&A, distressed M&A, joint ventures and preferred equity investments.
Paul works with clients investing in a broad range of sectors, including financial services and fintech, real estate, energy, manufacturing and industrials, infrastructure, transportation, healthcare, and retail.
Paul is a member of the London Private Equity team that was awarded “Private Equity Team of the Year” at the 2021 Legal Business Awards. Paul’s experience has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2020 and The Legal 500 UK (2016, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2023). In the 2023 guide he has been recommended for Commercial property: investment and Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m) where clients comment on his “strong commercial judgement” and “clear pragmatic advice”. Paul was also described as being “a strong lawyer” who provides “good insights into market practice and solutions to difficult issues.”
Prior to joining Sidley, Paul was a member of the private equity team at another international law firm.