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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
107031 MOSCOW
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Work Department

Partner; Cross-Border Transactions


Sebastian Rice is the partner in charge of the London office and divides his time between London, Moscow and Hong Kong. Mr. Rice’s practice focuses on providing advice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and private equity transactions.

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Mr. Rice is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.


English, Russian, Italian


B.A., University of Exeter, England, with honors, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Akin Gump LLP‘s private equity team has been building its reputation in London following a series of hires over recent years. It acts on a large volume of matters, including acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and disposals and has a particularly strong presence in emerging markets, with recent deals involving companies in Nigeria, South Africa, and Colombia as well as in Russia. Shaun Lascelles focuses on emerging markets, and has considerable experience acting in the energy space. Simon Rootsey advises on a range of cross-border mandates, while Weyinmi Popo is noted for his work in the African market. The practice is led by Sebastian Rice, who also leads the firm’s Hong Kong practice.