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."
United Arab Emirates Announces Intention to Allow Full Foreign Ownership of Companies and Amends Commercial Companies Law
- February 2017
Laws of the DIFC - Volume 1 - Companies Law
"Really understand[s] the business issues behind the legal documents" — Legal 500 EMEA
- Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (Legal Practice Course with commendation 2002); Oxford University (B.A. in Jurisprudence 2001)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- English, French