Eamon Devlin

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Eamon is a lawyer focussed on the asset management sector. 

He consults via his Golf5Zero consultancy.

Eamon is an investment funds lawyer, with experience in Limited Partners' representation, secondaries, co-investments and private fund formation. His clients have included national governments, family offices and pension funds.

He has led research projects on co-investments, environmental, social and corporate governance, fees and expenses and private equity fund terms.

Eamon moved back from Zurich to London in 2019 with his wife and two children. He helped found MJ Hudson back in 2011 and previously worked at Proskauer Rose (Boston and London) and SJ Berwin. He recently stepped down from MJ Hudson to take off some time and find a new challenge.

He advises certain national regulators in Europe and the US. He 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 amateur sports coach, with a focus 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 the Oxford Ladies Gaelic football team


Eamon has been leading industry-based research for many years, particularly relating to asset management.  

His research includes co-investment legal terms, fees and expenses, and private equity fund terms. Read more about his research

He created and developed (with Whitney Lutgen) a new programme to help people obtain more contacts in the asset management industry (the ‘Langley Programme’).


Private equity: Executive MBA and MBA at Saïd Business School.

Most recently Eamon contributed to the creation and delivery of a new online course for Saïd Business School, supporting Professor Ludovic Phalippou.