Dan Oates

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Dan Oates is a partner in Fried Frank’s Corporate Department and Private Equity Practice, resident in the London office. He advises private equity and corporate clients on a wide range of multi-jurisdictional transactions, including acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, disposals, public-to-private transactions and initial public offerings.

Mr. Oates has completed a significant number of transactions on behalf of clients including 3i, Accel KKR, AEA Investors, Apollo Group, Apax Partners, Audax Group, Bain Capital, Barclays Capital, Blackstone, Candover, CCMP Capital, CVC Capital Partners, Dyal Capital, Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Goldman Sachs, KKR, Marathon Asset Management, Metalmark Capital, Oaktree Capital Management, Paul Capital, Silver Lake Sumeru, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and Yellow Wood Partners.

Honors & Awards:

Mr. Oates is recognized as a leading M&A and private equity lawyer by numerous industry publications, including Legal 500 UK (noted for his “good commercial awareness”), The Lawyer (praised for his “meteoric rise in the legal world” in the publication’s “Hot 100” list) and Private Funds Management. In 2017, he was named as one of the 30 most influential lawyers in private equity under the age of 40 by Private Funds Management as well as a “Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow” in the Private Equity Manager’s “Roll of Honour.”

Mr. Oates is also recognized by IFLR 1000 in the M&A and private equity category.

Firm Overview:

From offices strategically located in the world’s principal financial centers, Fried Frank serves as counsel to many of the world’s largest companies, financial institutions and investment firms. We are recognized for our ability to deploy well-configured, cross-border teams that provide the depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and responsive service that clients require to meet their critical business objectives.

Consistently highly ranked by legal directories including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Benchmark: Litigation, the Firm is well-recognized for providing effective business solutions to sophisticated challenges, frequently creating the precedents that others follow. Fried Frank’s origins date to the turn of the 20th century, with such predecessor firms as Riegelman & Bach, Riegelman Hess & Strasser and Strasser Spiegelberg Fried and Frank. Fried Frank as we know it came into being in 1971, with name partners Walter Fried, Hans Frank, Sam Harris, Sargent Shriver and Leslie Jacobson.

The New York office, the Firm’s oldest and largest, concentrates on antitrust and competition, asset management, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, commercial litigation, executive compensation & ERISA, finance, intellectual property and technology, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, securities and shareholder litigation, tax, trusts and estates, and white-collar criminal defense and securities enforcement.

Our Washington, DC office was opened in 1949 as one of the first, and now one of the largest law firms headquartered elsewhere. It has strong capabilities in antitrust and competition, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, asset management, commercial litigation, energy, finance, financial services, government contracts, international trade and investment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, securities regulation and enforcement, and tax.

Our international offices have strong expertise in private equity, asset management, finance, dispute resolution, tax and mergers and acquisitions. Our London office was established in 1970 as one of the first European offices of a US law firm. Our Frankfurt office was established in 2004.