Daniel Cousens

Partner at Linklaters LLP

Daniel Cousens

Daniel Cousens

Partner at Linklaters LLP

Biography

Dan is an English law qualified lawyer who has been based in the firm’s Warsaw office since 2006. He advises international corporates, private equity sponsors and strategic investors on M&A (private and public) deals, inbound and outbound investments in emerging Europe, particularly in Turkey, Ukraine, the CEE and Poland.

Dan leads the firm’s Warsaw Corporate/M&A practice and co-heads the firm's Turkey desk and is a member of the firm’s CEE and CIS teams.

Before moving to Warsaw, Dan spent five years in the firm’s Moscow office advising on a wide range of cross-border corporate transactions. Early on in his career, Dan worked for the European Commission and for a UK non-governmental organisation on conflict resolution projects in Georgia.

Work highlights

Dan has led on many of the CEE region’s major transactions and has also worked with our disputes team on a number of arbitrations in the region. His transaction experience includes advising:

* Qatar Investment Authority QIA on their acquisition of a 30% interest in the Istinye Park luxury shopping mall in Istanbul from the Dogus Group and the resulting joint venture arrangements with co-owners Dogus Group
* Interxion, a Digital Realty company, on its acquisition of Greece's largest data center company, Lamda Hellix
* Raiffeisenbank A.S., a Czech subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International on its acquisition of a 100% stake in the Czech retail bank, Equa Bank, from AnaCap Financial Partners
* EximBank of Romania on its purchase of the National Bank of Greece’s 99.28% equity holding in Banca Romaneasca
* DCH on the acquisition of the DMZ steel mill from Evraz plc
* Qatari-based beIN Media Group on the acquisition of Turkish pay-TV provider Digitürk

Professional experience

Founder member of TWDW – Warsaw’s largest amateur rowing club.

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2002 - Current

Linklaters LLP is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It was founded in 1838 and is a member of the Magic Circle of leading British law firms. It currently employs around 2,600 lawyers and has 29 offices across 20 countries.

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