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Daniel Brass


Advises U.S., U.K. and other global corporate and PE clients on a full range of public and private transactions. Named a 2021 “Dealmaker of the Year” by The Deal.

Daniel advises U.S., U.K. and other global corporate and private equity clients on a full range of public and private transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, collaborations, spinoffs and restructurings. He was named a “Rising Star” in M&A by Law360 in 2019, and was named “Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year (Large Cap)” by The Deal in 2021.

He has significant experience in multi-jurisdiction cross-border transactions, including matters for Clarivate, Ocado and Reckitt. He has advised on numerous combinations in the consumer products and retail field, including for clients Dufry, Ferrero, Hudson, Natura and VF.

Daniel also represents special committees and provides defensive and corporate governance advice.

Experience highlights

  • Clarivate on its:
    • $6.8 billion combination with CPA Global
    • $5.3 billion acquisition of ProQuest
    • $950 million acquisition of Decision Resources Group
  • Natura on its $1.9 billion acquisition of Avon Products – “Public M&A Deal of the Year” by Latin Lawyer 2021
  • Lydall on its $1.3 billion acquisition by Unifrax
  • Dufry on its going-private acquisition of Hudson
  • VF on its:
    • $2.1 billion acquisition of Supreme
    • spinoff of its Jeans business
    • sale of the Reef brand to the Rockport Group
  • Ferrero and its affiliates on its:
    • $2.8 billion acquisition of Nestlé's U.S. confectionery business
    • $1.3 billion acquisition of Kellogg’s cookie, fruit and fruit-flavored snack, ice cream cone and pie crust businesses
    • acquisitions of Ferrara Candy, Kelsen Group from Campbell Soup and Eat Natural
  • Stone on its $1.4 billion combination with Linx
  • Ocado on its:
    • $262 million acquisition of Kindred Systems
    • acquisition of Haddington Dynamics
  • Reckitt on its:
    • acquisition of Biofreeze
    • $17.9 billion acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition
    • $4.2 billion sale of its food division to McCormick
  • Hudson Group on its acquisition of assets related to the operation of Brookstone stores in U.S. airports
  • GlaxoSmithKline on the divestitures of Thermacare's worldwide and U.S. businesses
  • Shire on its:
    • £46 billion acquisition by Takeda
    • $54.8 billion proposed acquisition by AbbVie
    • $5.2 billion acquisition of NPS Pharmaceuticals
  • TiGenix on its $624 million acquisition by Takeda
  • Petrobras on the $892 million sale of its stake in Petrobras Argentina to Pampa Energia
  • Fibria Celulose on its $14.4 billion acquisition by Suzano Papel e Celuose
  • Digicel on its initial joint venture in Myanmar and the subsequent sale of a controlling stake to a subsidiary of the Axiata Group
  • Freeport-McMoRan on the:
    • sale of a 13% stake in its Morenci mine JV to Sumitomo Metal Mining for $1 billion
    • sale of a $262.5 million stake in its Timok mine project in Serbia to Lundin Mining
  • Cornell Capital on its $363 million investment in MRC Global and other private equity investments
  • First Wind on its $2.4 billion acquisition by SunEdison and TerraForm Power
  • PartnerRe on its initial $11 billion merger with Axis and subsequent acquisition by EXOR for $6.9 billion
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The Deal Awards“Consumer, Retail, Food & Beverage Dealmaker of the Year (Large Cap),” 2021

Law360 – “Rising Star: Mergers & Acquisitions,” 2019

Euromoney Legal Media Group – Americas Rising Star Awards, "Deal of the Year," 2019

M.A., Law, University of Cambridge
  • Magdalene College
Professional history
  • Partner, 2017-present
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2012-2017
  • Slaughter and May, 2006-2012
Qualifications and admissions
  • England and Wales
  • State of New York
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