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Vance Chapman

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Cross-Border Transactions


Vance Chapman focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, equity offerings and investments. He also has considerable experience in financial restructuring. Mr. Chapman has advised hedge funds, private equity funds and other investors in numerous UK and cross-border investments, disposals and acquisitions.

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B.A., University of Oxford, 1992; M.A., University of Oxford, 1993; PGDL, The College of Law, Guildford, 1995

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld¬†provides ‚Äėan excellent level of service‚Äô, with ‚Äėa high level of legal and industry knowledge‚Äô. Strengths of the practice include servicing oil and gas companies, telecoms services providers, Russian financial institutions and industrial companies, as well as handling distressed M&A transactions. Daniel Walsh¬† and¬†Sebastian Rice¬†jointly head the practice and are both recommended, with Walsh‚Äôs practice concentrated in technology, media and telecoms and Rice focusing on emerging markets transactions. The ‚Äėcalm and considered‚Äô¬†Vance Chapman¬†has led on some of the practice‚Äôs most striking recent transactions, including acting for Brusnwick Rail on its takeover by Amalgam Rail Investment and advising Oaktree Capital on its sale of controlling shares in the Mars mortgage servicing business to Arrow Global Group. Partner¬†Harry Keegan¬†and counsel Jonathan Pico¬†are also recommended.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has a standout reputation in international private equity transactions, including those with a nexus to the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its team is also particularly active in Russia-related deals; Igor Krivoshekov and David Sewell have previous experience of working in Moscow, and are the key names in this area. The team undertakes deals across a number of industries, such as oil and gas, TMT, mining, biotechnology, financial services. Sewell and Daniel Walsh  led a team, which advised Bridas Corporation on the formation of an energy company through the combination of Bridas' and BP's interests in oil and gas producer PAE, and Bridas' interest in refiner and marketer Axion Energy. Vance Chapman and others assisted Oaktree Capital with selling its controlling shares in the Mars mortgage servicing business to Arrow Global Group. The firm also generates work from clients such as The Carlyle Group, UFG Private Equity and VEON Limited. Harry Keegan and John Clark are other key figures in the team, which is led by Sebastian Rice.

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