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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

767 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10153, USA
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Daniel Dokos

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Daniel Dokos is Head of Weil's global Finance Practice and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He has extensive experience in all areas of bank financing, with a particular focus on acquisition finance and cross-border lending. Mr. Dokos represents both financial institutions 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.

Education

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


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has an excellent track record for borrower and lender work. On the borrower side, the firm acts for an impressive range of corporates and private equity sponsors, and partners such as Allison Liff, Andrew Yoon, Dallas-based Courtney Marcus, and the recently promoted Houston partner Benton Lewis have established very strong practices. Meanwhile US banking head Douglas Urquhart is equally comfortable sitting on both sides of the table. Major highlights include representing Westinghouse Electric Company in an $800m secured debtor-in-possession facility, provided by Apollo Global Management, to provide liquidity during its Chapter 11 proceedings. Another highlight was representing the aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings on a $5.5bn loan to help finance its acquisition of CIT Group. On the lender side, partners such as Daniel Dokos, Heather Viets, Morgan Bale, and Danek Freeman are all highly recommended. The firm’s cross-border abilities were acknowledged through its mandate to advise JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs on a $15.5bn facility to finance Twenty-First Century Fox’s pending acquisition of Sky. The firm also represents an increasing number of direct lenders, including Antares Capital and Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

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