Eamon Devlin

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Eamon is an entrepreneur and lawyer focused on sports and private equity sectors. 

Eamon founded Minute9, a sports consultancy advising professional sports teams on half-times (minute9.io). He recently completed an MSc in Psychological Sciences at Brunel University.

Eamon is an investment funds lawyer, with experience in investor representation and fund formation. His clients have included national governments, family offices and pension funds.

He co-founded MJ Hudson (the law and advisory firm) in 2011 and previously worked at Proskauer Rose (Boston and London) and SJ Berwin. He left MJ Hudson in 2021 to take some time off and find a new challenge.

He advises certain national regulators in Europe and the US and is a regular commentator and speaker on private equity industry-related issues and was on the ILPA committee created to simplify the LPA. Read more about his work.

Eamon was listed in the Financial News 2014 '40 under 40' rising stars of the European legal profession and Private Funds Management '30 under 40' for 2017.

He grew up in South Armagh, Northern Ireland and attended the London School of Economics, where he studied Law. He is a keen sports coach focusing on contact sports and is particularly interested in discovering what the worlds of business and sport can teach each other. He is the current coach of a senior Gaelic football team.


Related to his MSc in Psychological Sciences, his dissertation topic was 'Half-time talks in sport; How do elite players perceive coaches’ pep talks?'

Eamon has been leading finance industry-based research for many years. His research includes co-investment legal terms, fees and expenses, and private equity fund terms (Copies available on request). 


Eamon teaches private equity at Saïd Business School on the Executive MBA and MBA.

He contributed to the creation and delivery of an online course for Saïd Business School, supporting Professor Ludovic PhalippouOxford Private Markets Investments Programme. Since 2019, over 1,200 students have graduated from the programme.

He is also a business mentor at Oxford Creators, a not-for-profit organisation that teaches children expelled from mainstream education.

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