Mr Gavin Weir > Akin Gump LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump LLP
E1 6EG
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Work Department

Partner; Cross-Border Transactions


Gavin Weir leads domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and corporate financings under English law. He has significant experience managing public and private M&A transactions, takeovers, auctions and joint ventures, as well as public offerings, corporate governance matters and reorganisations. He has advised on multi-jurisdictional transactions across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, and across industries including in particular financial institutions, technology and life sciences.

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Publications: Outlook for European M&A; Financial Institutions M&A Trends; Private Equity Trends in FIG M&A; Fintech M&A Trends.


L.P.C., The College of Law, 1995; B.A., Oxford University, 1994.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Leading individuals)

Gavin WeirAkin Gump LLP

Akin Gump LLP‘s London office is highly regarded by clients for its ‘depth of talent and resources’ on high-value, cross-border transactions. The team is particularly noted for its strength in emerging markets, handling major energy, TMT, and infrastructure deals for clients in locations such as Russia, the CIS, Africa, and Latin America. Joint practice heads Sebastian Rice and Daniel G. Walsh both boast significant experience in international M&A, variously specialising in private equity, venture capital, and telecoms deals. The practice is benefitting from its 2019 hires; Gavin Weir is roundly praised by clients as ‘the definition of a trusted adviser’, Shaun Lascelles is recommended for his deep knowledge of international oil and gas markets, while Weyinmi Popo is a key contact for Africa-focused private equity sponsors, strategic investors and family offices.