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Davina Garrod is a partner in Akin Gump's EU/UK competition group. She advises multinationals, corporates and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and restructurings. With more than 23 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 EU, and negotiating remedies packages, Davina represents leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity (PE) firms and banks in the context of their strategic and financial investments (transactional and contentious). She also advises clients on technology transfer/intellectual property (IP) commercialisation/licensing; cartel (Article 101/Ch.I) and dominance (Article 102/Ch.II) investigations; other investigations by government agencies and regulators, including EU State aid; competition/regulatory appeals; and private damages claims before the CAT/courts.

Professional Memberships

aw Society BREXIT Taskforce; Law Society Competition Section Advisory Committee chairperson (2012, 2013)/member (2010-2019); Council Member for EU Matters, Law Society of England & Wales, 2012 to 2017; 100 Women in Finance; Women’s Competition Network; IBA Public Law Committee (2010-2014) Chairperson (2011); ABA Antitrust Section (2003-2019).


L.P.C., The College of Law, London, 1996; Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, M.A., 1995 (Hons)