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 advises on tax disputes.

Recent representative experience includes:

  • Ares Management and Goldman Sachs on their participation in Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s takeover of Morrisons, which valued the British supermarket at £10.2bn including debt
  • Lone Star on its take-private of McCarthy & Stone
  • Sanofi on its $1.45bn acquisition of Kymab
  • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on the acquisition of OCS, as part of its simultaneous acquisition of Atalian
  • Ad hoc group of lenders in Seadrill Limited’s $5bn debt restructuring
  • Ares Management as lender in connection with Towerbrook’s acquisition of Premium Credit
  • GSAM as lender in connection with the refinancing of Casa Optima
  • Montagu Private Equity on the acquisition of the ISI Emerging Markets Group
  • PAI Partners on the acquisition of HKA
  • Macquarie Asset Management on the acquisition of Roadchef
  • Aareon (a portfolio company of Advent International) on its acquisition of Arthur Online
  • Aleph Capital and Crestview Partners on the acquisition of Framestore
  • Hornetsecurity (a portfolio company of PSG) on the acquisition of Altaro

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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