Eamon Devlin


Eamon is a corporate and investment funds lawyer, with experience in secondaries, LP representation, co-investments, M&A and private fund formation. He represents a number of GPs, pension funds, family offices, fund of funds, and national governments.

Eamon is an Associate Fellow of University of Oxford (Saïd Business School). Eamon teaches on finance and MBA courses at the Saïd Business School and is a tutor of the Oxford Private Markets course which was designed in 2021. He hosts a weekly live interview with people in private equity who know more than him (

Clients include Aberdeen Standard Investments, Access Capital Partners, Adams Street Capital, Allianz, HM UK Government, Goldman Sachs & Co., Lonsdale, Newbury, NextEnergy, Maven Capital Partners, Schroder ADVEQ, StepStone, and Stonehage Fleming.


Eamon was at King & Wood Mallesons (formally SJ Berwin) and Proskauer Rose (Boston and London).

Education and Qualifications

  • Studied Law at the London School of Economics.
  • Solicitor (England and Wales)

Recent Engagements

  • NextEnergy on the formation of several new solar-focussed investment funds (2017/21).
  • HM UK Government on a manager selection process and fund formation relating to a £750 million infrastructure fund (2020).
  • Swiss multi-family office on sale of direct and LP assets (2020).
  • LGT Capital Partners on several co-investments and primary closed-ended fund investments (2013/21).
  • Global fund of funds on $380m secondaries sale of 210 LP and direct interests (2019/20).
  • Swiss-based family office on restructuring of private assets and secondaries sale of fund interests (2020).
  • Unigestion on equity-related co-investment transactions (2017/20).
  • Adams Street Capital on primary closed-ended fund investments (2016/21).
  • Access Capital Partners on several co-investments and primary closed-ended fund investments (2012/21).


Legal 500: ‘combines top-class legal skills with exceptional commercial understanding – he is someone who gets things done, and leverages his broad network for the benefit of his clients’.

Eamon is a regular commentator and speaker on private equity industry-related issues and is on the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) committee created to standardise the LPA.

Eamon was listed in the Financial News 2014 “40 under 40” rising stars of the European legal profession.

Private Equity International pfm 30 Under 40 for 2017.


He retired in 2020 from boxing and Irish / Gaelic football following unsuccessful careers in both…. Eamon is a keen amateur contact sports coach and from 2021 is manager of the Oxford Ladies Irish / Gaelic Football team.