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Sebastian Rice

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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Partner; Cross-Border Transactions

Position

Sebastian Rice is the partner in charge of Akin Gump’s London office. Mr Rice’s practice focuses on providing advice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and private equity transactions. He is also the partner in charge of the Hong Kong office.

 

 

Career

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr Rice spent four years at an international law firm, where he acted on a large number of substantial corporate deals. Mr Rice also worked in-house at 3i Group plc, the private equity and venture capital house, as a legal advisor to its European investment teams.

Mr Rice regularly speaks at conferences in the UK, Russia and other republics of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

To learn more about Mr Rice, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/sebastian-rice.html

Education

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


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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