DanielPartovi (Dan)


Dubai + 971.4.709.8403

Dan Partovi has 15 years of experience advising significant companies, private equity and sovereign funds, and government entities on complex international transactions in the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and across the MENA region. His focus includes M&A, joint ventures, international trade, complex commercial relationships, and structuring foreign direct investment into the Middle East.

Dan is experienced in sectors including hospitality, F&B, consumer goods, retail, real estate, financial services, energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing. Representative transactions include: acting for the Saudi Advanced Industries Company in the sale of NPS Bahrain to Fajr Capital (the largest announced private equity transaction in the MENA region in 2014); USG Corporation's $1.6 billion joint venture with Boral; and advising Cardinal Health on its $1.9 billion cash acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business. Other institutions that Dan has advised include China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Hilton Hotels, LinkedIn, Macquarie Bank, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Orange/France Telecom, Procter & Gamble, Renault, The Riverside Company, SAP, Schneider Electric, Starwood, Toyota, and government institutions of the United Arab Emirates, China, Germany, and France.

Dan is the author of the official commentary to the Companies Law of the Dubai International Financial Centre (published by Lexis Nexis) and provides the legal community with continuing education on companies law and governance. He has been recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers for M&A, corporate & commercial, energy, and telecoms media and technology transactions and acknowledged as being able to "really understand the business issues behind the legal documents."


  • Signature Aviation to sell Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day is advising Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • STERIS to acquire Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day is advising STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Seal for Life acquires CanusaJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Seal For Life Industries, of the Canusa-CPS and Dhatec businesses from Shawcor.
  • Orocobre raises A$156 million by way of placement and share purchase planJones Day advised Orocobre Limited, a dual ASX and TSX-listed lithium chemicals producer, on a A$156 million capital raising by way of a fully underwritten placement to institutional investors of A$126 million and non-underwritten share purchase plan to shareholders in Australia and New Zealand of up to A$30 million.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Medical products manufacturer obtains advice on UAE employment lawsJones Day advised a medical products manufacturer on UAE employment laws and related settlement negotiations.
  • J.F. Lehman acquires Integrated Global ServicesJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government, and environmental sectors, in the acquisition and related financing of Integrated Global Services, Inc. ("IGS").
  • Telecommunications company arbitrates shareholder disputes relating to ownership of affiliated companyJones Day is representing a telecommunications company in five parallel arbitration proceedings relating to shareholder disputes connected with the ownership of an affiliated company in the Middle East.
  • PETRONAS Chemicals acquires Da Vinci Group B.V. for €163 millionJones Day advised PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG) in its acquisition of a 100% stake in Da Vinci Group B.V. from its shareholders including funds managed by Bencis Capital Partners for €163 million.
  • Multinational manufacturer seeks advice on UAE employment lawsJones Day advised a computer manufacturer on UAE employment laws and related settlement negotiations.
  • Deezer enters into exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana, leading media group in Middle EastJones Day is assisting Deezer, a leader in music streaming, in the negotiation and execution of an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotana Group, the leading media group in the Middle East, to distribute Rotana's audio and video content catalogue exclusively on Deezer's platform in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
  • Teradyne acquires EnergidJones Day advised Teradyne, Inc. in its acquisition of Energid, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based integrator, engineering firm, and developer of robot control, simulation and machine vision software.
  • Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I acquires London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotelsJones Day represented Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I in connection with its acquisition of the London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotels.
  • Hilti acquires Oglaend System GroupJones Day advised Hilti AG in its acquisition of Norwegian Oglaend System Group, a leading manufacturer of multidiscipline support solutions, cable ladders, cable trays and accessories for the oil and gas, infrastructure, shipbuilding, wind energy, water treatment, and clean room industries.
  • International health care company restructures executives following acquisitionJones Day helped an international health care company restructure various executive functions as part of integrating two businesses.
  • TonenGeneral Sekiyu combines with JX GroupJones Day advised TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. in connection with the business integration with JX Group, which forms the largest oil refiner in Japan.
  • Fortune 500 health care services group seeks advice on UAE's data protection regime and cybercrimes lawJones Day advised a Fortune 500 health care services group on various aspects of the UAE's data protection regime and cybercrimes law.
  • Fourth Alcuin Fund acquires minority stake in Air Charter ServiceJones Day represented The Fourth Alcuin Fund LP, a fund managed by Alcuin Capital Partners LLP, in connection with its minority stake investment in Air Charter Service, a global leader in providing aircraft charters.
  • NEP Group acquires Broadcast Solutions GroupJones Day advised NEP Group Inc. in its acquisition of Broadcast Solutions Group.
  • WESCO International subsidiary issues $350 million of 5.375% Senior Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offeringJones Day represented WESCO Distribution, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WESCO International, Inc., a multinational electronics distribution and services company, in connection with the issuance of $$350 million aggregate principal amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2024 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
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