Derek Dostal
  1. Partner

Mr. Dostal is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He has worked on a wide variety of both public and private capital markets transactions, including IPOs and other equity offerings, investment-grade and high-yield debt financings, private placements and mandatory and optional convertible securities offerings, by issuers in various industries. His practice also includes advising U.S. public companies on general corporate, securities law and governance matters. Mr. Dostal co-leads Davis Polk’s active special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) practice.

Work Highlights

Mr. Dostal’s recent experience includes the following representations:

IPOs and Other Equity and Equity-Linked Transactions
  • IPOs for AC Immune, Aprea Therapeutics, Calyxt, Capital Investment Corp. IV, CITIC Capital, Collier Creek, Coty, Focus Financial, Galapagos, Gamida Cell, LIV Capital, Mersana Therapeutics, Regalwood Global Energy Ltd., REV Group, Silvergate Capital Corporation, Silver Spike Acquisition Corp., Taminco and Warner Music Group as well as several other confidentially submitted IPOs
  • Follow-on or secondary equity offerings for Acadia Healthcare, AC Immune, Affimed, Black Hills Corporation, Gamida Cell, Integra LifeSciences, Otter Tail Corporation, Oxford Immunotec, Quality Distribution, REV Group, South Jersey Industries, Spectrum Brands, SRC Energy, Stemline Therapeutics, Taminco, Tellurian, Tower International and Umpqua Holdings
  • Convertible offerings for Alliance Data Systems, Ares, Citibank, Cree, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Illumina, Kaman Corporation, Knight Capital Group, Lennar, McMoRan Exploration, The Medicines Company, Microsoft, Quantum, Silicon Laboratories, Sunrise Senior Living, Synovus Financial, Titan Machinery and Veeco Instruments
  • Numerous representations of pre-IPO companies in connection with capital raising and other matters
High-Yield and Investment-Grade Debt
  • High-yield debt offerings for Acadia Healthcare, Air & Gas Handling Business of Colfax Corporation, AmeriGas, Clarios, Hearthside Group Holdings, Hologic, HRG Group, IHS Markit, Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Kissner, Murphy Oil, NANA Development Corporation, Northwestern Corporation, Nuance Communications, PDC Energy, Pilgrim’s Pride, Prince Minerals, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Spectrum Brands, Stericycle, Taminco, Vista Global, Wyndham Destinations and Zebra Technologies
  • Investment-grade debt offerings for Arrow Electronics, Bacardi Limited, Best Buy, Black Hills Corporation, Columbia Property Trust, Constellation Brands, Continental Resources, Discovery Communications, Energizer Holdings, Fidelity National Information Services, General Mills, IHS Markit, J.M. Smucker Company, Kennametal, Las Vegas Sands, Legg Mason, National Life Insurance Company, Qualcomm, Rockwell Automation, Sands China, Tech Data, Tyson Foods, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Worldwide and Xylem
Liability Management and Restructuring Transactions
  • Transactions involving AmeriGas, Amplify Energy, Banc of California, Blackhawk Mining, Columbia Property Trust, Discovery Communications, Harvey Gulf, JG Wentworth, Jones Energy, Kaman Corporation, Legacy Reserves, Lockheed Martin, Midstates Petroleum, NextEra Energy, Pernix Therapeutics and Qualcomm

Of Note

  • Member, Law360 Editorial Advisory Board: Capital Markets, 2019-2020
  • Frequent speaker on securities law-related and general corporate matters

Professional History

  • Partner, 2016-present
  • Counsel, 2014-2016
  • Associate, 2006-2014

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.B.A., Finance, Loyola University Maryland, 2001
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2006