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Daniel Dokos

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Head of Weil's Global Finance Practice. Extensive experience in all areas of bank financing, with a particular focus on acquisition finance and cross-border lending. Represents financial institutions, non-bank lenders and corporate borrowers in connection with leveraged acquisition and recapitalization transactions, syndicated lending, investment grade lending, cash flow lending and asset-based lending, as well as loan restructurings, debtor in possession financings and exit financings. Served on the Firm’s Management Committee from 2008 to 2016.


Dartmouth College (AB, 1979); University of Virginia (JD, 1982).

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

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Daniel Dokos - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Commercial lending

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP offers borrower and lender clients a versatile and well-balanced service with a strong grounding in complex financings and refinancings. Its borrower-side group is one of the most active in the market, regularly handling business-critical deals on behalf of corporates and private equity sponsors. The team recently advised Brookfield Property Partners on the $6.4bn facility to help acquire the REIT, General Growth Properties. Additionally, the group advised Brookfield Asset Management on a $4.3bn bridge loan to partly finance its $11.4bn acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust. Other active sponsor clients include Advent International and Centerbridge Partners. The team also has an active lender-side practice, which recently advised Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs on a $49bn facility to finance CVS Health Corporation's $77bn acquisition of Aetna. The team is led by global finance head Daniel Dokos, who is very strong on the lender side, and Douglas Urquhart, who is a name to note for borrower-side mandates. Other key partners include Morgan Bale, Heather Viets and the recently promoted Justin Lee, who are most active on the lender's side, and Andrew Colao, Damian Ridealgh and Allison Liff on the borrower's side.

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