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Prominent M&A Lawyer Joins Paul, Weiss in London

January 31, 2024 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Dan Schuster-Woldan, a leading public M&A partner with deep experience in financial services and private equity, will be joining the firm in the Corporate Department as head of European Public M&A, resident in London. Schuster-Woldan advises on public and private M&A and equity capital market transactions.

“We are delighted to welcome Dan, one of the leading M&A advisors in London, to our firm,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “Dan has helped some of the world’s most important public and private companies, including financial services clients, successfully execute their most critical cross-border deals.”

“Dan is a terrific addition to our senior bench of M&A partners in London,” said Roger Johnson, global co-chair of the M&A practice and co-head of the London office. “His broad M&A experience and stellar reputation for public and private M&A will further enhance our ability to serve global clients on their most strategic and challenging transactions.”

“Dan has handled some of the highest-profile, most complex public company deals across Europe, and we’re thrilled he is joining our London team,” said Neel Sachdev, global co-chair of the finance and capital markets practice and co-head of the London office. “Dan’s expertise in cross-border financial services transactions will be especially helpful to both public companies and private equity sponsor clients.”

Schuster-Woldan, who previously served as global co-head of insurance at another major firm, has led many M&A transactions across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. His past representations include, among others, advising Phoenix Group on its acquisition of Sun Life UK from Sun Life Financial of Canada; a TDR Capital-led consortium on the proposed combination of LeasePlan with ALD, Societe Generale’s car leasing division, for €4.9 billion; the proposed sale of the UK’s Telegraph Media Group and Spectator magazine; Old Mutual on its managed separation, resulting in four separately listed, independent businesses; AXA on the acquisition of Laya Healthcare (Ireland) from Corebridge, the proposed sale of AXA Life Europe to Cinven, the sale of AXA’s UK life insurance business in three parts, the sale of its Portuguese business to Ageas, and the acquisition of HSBC’s insurance businesses in Asia and Mexico; Oaktree on the establishment of Marco Capital, a P&C insurance run-off platform, and on its investment in Utmost, a life and pensions consolidation vehicle; Julius Baer on the acquisition of Merrill Lynch’s international wealth management business outside the U.S., which involved business transfers in 20 countries; Dialog Semiconductor on its takeover by Renesas Electronics of Japan; Greene King on its takeover by CK Asset Holdings of Hong Kong; and TDR Capital and Constellation Automotive Group on the takeover of Marshall Motors Group.

Schuster-Woldan earned an LL.B. in Law from the London School of Economics (LSE) and completed his LPC at the College of Law, London. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales.

The Paul, Weiss Mergers & Acquisitions Practice works with leading private equity firms and many of the world’s largest, most prominent publicly traded and privately held companies on the full range of business-critical transactions.

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