Davina GarrodPartner at Akin GumpSpeaker
Davina Garrod leads Akin Gump’s International Competition Group. With more than 24 years’ experience, in addition to conducting multijurisdictional merger control analyses, navigating and obtaining antitrust and regulatory approvals for complex transactions within and outside of the European Union, and negotiating remedies packages, Davina represents multinationals, technology companies, digital platforms, sovereign wealth funds, PE and other institutions in the context of their strategic and financial investments (transactional and contentious). Davina also represents clients in foreign investment and national security investigations in the UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, as well as in EC State aid, foreign and UK subsidies cases, and behavioural antitrust investigations before the EC and UK CMA. Davina is recognized by leading legal directories for her “encyclopedic understanding of competition and merger control laws”, her “in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape in markets”, for expressing “complex analysis in a commercial manner” and highlighted as an “excellent choice for clients”. London based, Davina has also worked in Washington, D.C. and Brussels.