Sunil Kakkad > Gowling WLG > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
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Specialises in corporate finance and has significant experience of advising UK and foreign companies, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals and families on public and private mergers and acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border), Stock Exchange transactions (including IPOs and secondary issues on the main market and AIM), inward investment, joint ventures, strategic alliances, private equity and real estate investments and fund structures, and MBO/MBI transactions. Has a strong focus on the technology and media, and energy sectors. Heads the firm’s India group.


Trained Brecher & Co; qualified 1984; solicitor Hill Dickinson (1982-84); partner Hill Taylor Dickinson 1989-2000; partner Lawrence Graham LLP 2000; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.


Gujarati and Hindi.


University of Hull (1978 LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Widely regarded for the strength of its health and life sciences offering, Gowling WLG is also noted for its transactional capabilities in the real estate, energy, and advanced engineering sectors. Sunil Kakkad also serves as co-head of the firm’s India group, where he works with a host of Indian companies, financial institutions, and investors on cross-border transactions. London M&A head Gareth Baker is a driving force behind the firm’s energy offering, possessing noteworthy expertise in thermal, renewable, and nuclear technologies. Life sciences expert Ian Piggin routinely handles investments and partnerships in the pharmaceutical and medical sectors, while Neil Hendron’s health and care capabilities are concentrated in private company M&A transactions. Senior associate Róisín Bergin advises widely on corporate transactions driven by PE and VC investments.