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Akin Gump LLP

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John Clark

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Cross-Border Transactions


John Clark focuses on UK and international corporate finance, including equity and debt offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and onshore and offshore investment funds. In addition, he advises hedge, private equity and other investment funds in the US and in the UK on capital raisings, principal investments, credit derivatives, merger arbitrage, shareholder activism, financial restructurings and general tactical advice.

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B.A., University of Oxford; 1983 M.A.; University of Oxford, 1984 L.P.C.; The College of Law, Guildford, 1984

London: Corporate and commercial

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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