Davina GarrodPartner at Akin Gump
Davina Garrod leads the U.K./EU Competition practice at Akin Gump LLP. Davina is recognized by Legal 500 for her “encyclopedic understanding of competition and merger control laws” and her “in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape in markets.” She advises multinationals, corporates, financial institutions and trade associations on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and restructurings.
In addition to conducting multijurisdictional merger control analyses, navigating and obtaining antitrust and regulatory approvals for complex transactions within and outside of the U.K./EU, and negotiating remedies packages, Davina represents leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms, global institutional asset managers and banks in the context of their strategic and financial.
During the Global Financial Crisis, Davina was seconded to a global financial institution where she led on antitrust and regulatory issues. She has worked in Washington, D.C., where she provided U.S. antitrust advice, produced an econometric study in the context of parallel U.S./EU antitrust litigation and participated in International Competition Network merger control projects. She has also worked in Brussels and has been seconded to the U.K. communications regulator, where she worked on merger investigations and wrote the government’s study into digital TV and analogue switch-over.
Chambers UK commends Davina for expressing “complex analysis in a commercial manner” for being “very knowledgeable and efficient” and “good at coordinating large amounts of data.” She is highlighted as an “excellent choice for clients.”