Akash Mehta


Akash Mehta is an associate in Weil's Tax Department, based in London. Akash's experience includes advising clients on complex UK and international corporate tax matters, with a focus on M&A transactions (public and private), cross-border structuring and debt capital markets. Akash also acts on tax disputes.

Recent representative experience includes:

  • Ares and Goldman Sachs on their participation in CD&R’s takeover of Morrisons, which valued the British supermarket at £10.2bn including debt
  • Lone Star Funds on its take-private of McCarthy & Stone plc
  • Sanofi on its $1.45bn acquisition of Kymab
  • CD&R on the combined acquisition of OCS and the UK, Ireland and Asian operations of Atalian
  • Ad hoc group of lenders in Seadrill Limited’s $5bn debt restructuring
  • Private securitisation of television franchise rights and IP
  • GSAM as lender in connection with the refinancing of Casa Optima
  • Montagu Private Equity on the acquisition of the ISI Emerging Markets Group
  • Advent International on financing for various bids and in respect of portfolio companies
  • PAI Partners on the acquisition of HKA
  • Macquarie Asset Management on the acquisition of Roadchef

Prior to joining Weil, Akash worked in the tax team of a leading international law firm in Sydney, where he acted for multinationals on transactions and disputes, and in the corporate tax team of a “Big 4” accounting firm.

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