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Dean is a partner in the corporate department, handling major transactions. His practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and on property-related corporate work, with the latter including deals in excess of £1.5bn. Client companies come from a wide range of industries, most notably telecoms, media and financial services, and among them are names such as Matterhorn Capital, CB Richard Ellis and Dover Corporation. dan is a member of the firm's sports law group and has recently been involved in a number of football-related transactions acquiring Leeds United on behalf of the Cellina Family and selling Leyton Orient on behalf of Matchroom Sports. Ranked as a leading lawyer for M&A deals between £50m and £250m, The Legal 500 has this to say: ‘Clients attest that Dean Poster is “one of the best lawyers we have ever encountered”'. Dean joined the firm in 2010 from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliff, where he had been a partner. Prior to this he was Coudert Brothers head of UK corporate and commercial law, and managing partner of the London office. In view of Dean's US connections and clients, he has been appointed co-regional head of Mishcon's international development group for the US, responsible for developing its relationship with US law firms.
Trained Nabarro Nathanson; associate Nabarro Nathanson; associate Coudert Brothers, then partner and managing partner; partner Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; partner Mishcon de Reya
Leicester University (LLB Hons).