Kevin McCarthy > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Kevin is a Partner in the Corporate department and is Head of Mishcon de Reya’s Private Equity group. He has established a strong reputation for advising management and investee companies as well as equity finance providers.

A significant part of Kevin’s practice is in advising business executives, family offices, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Clients look to him for strategic counsel and tactical input on a wide range of commercial and legal matters including transaction negotiations and related disputes. Much of Kevin’s activity is international in its nature; he advises overseas clients on UK matters as well as UK parties on their international investment strategy and activity.

Kevin’s practice spans a wide range of sectors including technology, retail, sport & leisure and financial services.

The Legal 500 identifies Kevin as a leading Private Equity lawyer, describing him as a “responsive, very capable and solution focused” practitioner.

Kevin is also a Notary Public.


Trained and qualified McGrigor Donald; solicitor Ashurst 1996; partner Mishcon de Reya 2005 to date.


Glasgow University (LLB Hons); St John’s College, Oxford (BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – mid-tier – up to £250m

Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s ‘standard approach to executing legal due diligence and M&A transactions is affordable but still high-quality and incredibly professional‘, in the words of one client. Highlights include Andrew Rimmington and managing associate Lucinda Brendon advising the management team of automotive company Autovista Group on a €325m secondary buyout. The client provides pricing and specification intelligence for Europe’s automotive decision-makers. Management representation of this kind forms a large portion of the firm’s PE practice, which is strongly supported by broader employment and tax teams. Kevin McCarthy, who leads the team, is a key contact.