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Dan Schuster-Woldan

Corporate Partner, London

"In recent years I have concentrated on M&A deals in the insurance and wider financial services sector, although I also have experience in some of the market’s most significant IPOs. Clients value my hands-on and commercial approach as well as my broad range of experience."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Dan is a corporate partner based in London, who focuses on the financial services sector, with a particular emphasis on insurance. He has wide-ranging experience in public and private M&A, joint ventures, equity capital markets transactions (including some of the market’s most significant IPOs) and corporate restructuring work.

Clients have turned to Dan for M&A advice on projects across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, giving him extensive cross-border expertise. Dan has experience of working on deals that have high levels of public, political and market scrutiny.

Dan has spent time in the firm’s offices in Germany as well as on secondment to Goldman Sachs and RBS. He is a fluent German speaker.

Work highlights

Dan has led on many substantial M&A and equity capital markets’ deals. These include advising:

  • AXA on the sale of AXA Life Europe to Cinven, the sale of its UK life insurance business in three parts, and on the acquisition of HSBC’s insurance businesses in Asia and Mexico (during which he based himself in the firm’s Hong Kong office)
  • Old Mutual on its managed separation, resulting in four separately listed, independent businesses
  • Athora on the acquisition of Aegon Ireland
  • RSA on the sale of its Latin American businesses to Suramericana and its Italian branches to ITAS Mutua
  • Julius Baer on the acquisition of Merrill Lynch’s international wealth management business outside the U.S., a deal that involved business transfers in 20 countries
  • RBS on the consortium bid for ABN AMRO and its recapitalisations by the UK Treasury
  • on the £2bn IPO of Royal Mail, a high-profile privatisation carried out under intense public, political and market scrutiny.

Professional experience

Dan is a member of the 30% Club mentoring scheme in the City of London, the aim of which is to offer cross-company, cross-sector mentoring to women in business.

Education and qualifications

Dan studied law at the London School of Economics.

Dan is fluent in English and German, and speaks some Spanish.