Mary Lavelle

Mary Lavelle


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Mary Lavelle has extensive experience advising investment managers both in the U.K. and internationally on a broad range of investment fund formation and asset management matters, as well as related co-investment structures and private equity-driven transactions using fund structures. Mary advises both first-time and established investment managers across a range of alternative asset classes, with a particular focus on European mid-market private equity funds and experience acting on infrastructure funds, litigation funds and real estate funds. Mary also routinely advises her clients on their internal arrangements, including carry and co-investment schemes and regulatory requirements.

Mary also has a wealth of experience advising clients on secondary transactions and fund restructurings (including GP-led), having acted on numerous buy-side and sell-side secondary transactions, including transactions concerning the sale or acquisition of portfolios comprised of fund interests, direct investments, real estate assets and nonperforming loans. Mary previously carried out a seven-month secondment to one of the world’s premier secondaries institutions, advising on a range of sophisticated secondary transactions.

In addition, Mary has extensive experience advising institutional investors—including development finance institutions, international organizations, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and pension funds—in relation to various aspects of their private equity and other alternative asset investments and the negotiation of fund terms. Earlier in her career, Mary carried out an eight-month secondment to a major development finance institution in Luxembourg, advising on its fund investments in various jurisdictions in a wide range of venture capital and lower mid-market funds.

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