Tihir Sarkar


T: +44 20 7614 2205
F: +44 20 7600 1698

Abu Dhabi
T: +971 2 412 1712
F: +971 2 412 1899

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Tihir Sarkar is a partner based in the London and Abu Dhabi offices.

Mr. Sarkar’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and restructuring transactions. He has represented corporates, shareholders and private equity funds on a broad range of international M&A and joint venture transactions. He has extensive experience in cross-border international transactions and has been involved in a number of transactions in the Middle East, India and in emerging markets.

Mr. Sarkar’s experience has included: representing Euronext on its merger with NYSE and on its strategic IT outsourcing joint venture with Atos Origin, acting for Mr. Lakshmi Mittal and LNM Holdings in its US$13.3 billion merger with Ispat International to create Mittal Steel the world’s largest steel company, acting for Helios Investment Partners in various acquisitions in Africa including its acquisitions of a 22% stake in a $1.2 billion African telecommunications joint venture with Portugal Telecom, and representing the Government of Jordan on the privatization of Jordan Telecommunications Company.

Mr. Sarkar joined the firm in 2003 from Slaughter and May and became a partner of the firm in 2007. In November 2009, Legal Business named Mr. Sarkar among the "Stars of the Future," and in 2008, The Lawyer named Mr. Sarkar in its annual supplement "The Hot 100," honoring lawyers in the UK market. Mr. Sarkar is recognized as a leading Corporate/M&A and Private Equity lawyer by Chambers UK, and as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers Global. He is also noted by Chambers Asia for his India corporate/M&A work, and by The Legal 500 UK for his M&A, Private Equity and Emerging Markets work, as well as The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for India work.

Mr. Sarkar is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and is a member of the Bar of New York.

Honors and Distinctions

Legal Business - "Stars of the Future."

The Lawyer "Hot 100" - Corporate, Equity, M&A.

Chambers Global - Corporate/M&A; United Kingdom. Corporate/M&A (Experts Based Abroad); India.

Chambers UK - Private Equity: Buyouts. Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability. 

The Legal 500 UK - M&A: Premium Deals, £250M+. Emerging Markets.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific - India: Foreign Firms.


  • College of Law, Chester
    (LPC, 1996)
  • University of Manchester
    (LL.B., 1994)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales - September 1998
New York - November 2006

Areas of Law