DanielPartovi (Dan)


迪拜 + 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 Middle East and North Africa (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, food and beverage (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); advising USG Corporation on its $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 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 recognized by The Legal 500 and Chambers for M&A, corporate and commercial, energy, and telecoms media and technology transactions and acknowledged as being able to "really understand the business issues behind the legal documents."


  • WEG acquires industrial electric motors and generators business from Regal Rexnord CorporationJones Day advised WEG S.A. in the $400 million acquisition of the industrial electric motors and generators business of Regal Rexnord Corporation.
  • Mayo Clinic sells stake in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical CityJones Day advised Mayo Clinic on matters of UAE law in relation to the sale of its 25% interest in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).
  • Mapei acquires BitumatJones Day advised Mapei, a multinational group leader in the manufacture of chemical products for the building industry, in its acquisition of Bitumat, a leading company in the manufacture and marketing of waterproofing systems based Saudi Arabia, with operations across the GCC.
  • NEP Group sells SOS Global to Rock-it CargoJones Day advised NEP Group in its sale of SOS Global (SOS) to Rock-it Cargo, the global leader in end-to-end logistics for live events and high net worth goods.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • Roper Technologies sells TransCore to Singapore Technologies Engineering for $2.68 billionJones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in the sale of TransCore Partners, LLC and TLP Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. for $2.68 billion in cash, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
  • Leading unicorn digital asset company cooperates on JV in UAEJones Day represented a leading unicorn digital asset company on its cooperation and JV arrangements with a leading asset management firm in the UAE. The JV involved market entry arrangements into the UAE and GCC markets.
  • SAP forms strategic partnership with Dediq for financial services industriesJones Day advised SAP in the formation of SAP Fioneer, a joint venture with the Munich based investor DEDIQ GmbH whereby SAP contributed its Financial Services and Insurance Services business and DEDIQ will invest more than €500 million.
  • Cardinal Health sells its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in connection with the divestiture of its Cordis business to Hellman & Friedman for approximately $1 billion.
  • Signature Aviation sells Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day advised 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 acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised 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.
  • EIC acquires assets of CG Power Systems BelgiumJones Day advised Electrical Industries Company (EIC) in the acquisition of the production activities from the assets of the bankrupt estate of CG Power Systems Belgium.
  • Maxeon Solar Technologies completes public offering of $125 million of Ordinary Shares and concurrent private placement of $33.7 million of Ordinary SharesJones Day represented Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd., one of the world’s leading global manufacturers and marketers of premium solar power technology, in connection with its concurrent SEC registered public offering of $125 million of its Ordinary Shares and private placement of $33.7 million of its Ordinary Shares to an affiliate of Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, one of Maxeon’s existing largest shareholders.
  • Twilio acquires ValueFirstJones Day advised Twilio Inc. in its acquisition of ValueFirst Digital Media Private Limited, a leading Indian provider of digital communication solutions through telephone voice and data communications offering services in India and South-East Asia.
  • 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.