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Mary Lavelle
Partner at Akin Gump LLP


Mary Lavelle is a partner in the Investment Management team of Akin Gump’s London office and has extensive experience advising clients on investment management matters and secondary transactions. Mary advises investment managers globally on investment fund formation and asset management matters across a range of alternative asset classes, with a particular focus on European mid-market private equity funds, and also advises institutional investors on their fund investments. Mary also has a busy practice advising on secondary transactions and fund restructurings, on both buy-side and sell-side.

Mary was named to the “Top 20 Young Guns of Secondaries” list by PEI and Secondaries Investor in 2018 and The Legal 500 UK for Private Funds for 2020.

Mary holds an MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School. She is a committee member of Akin Gump’s firmwide women’s group and an active member of various LGBTQ+ industry organisations.

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  • Diversity: More than just gender!


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