Dan Oates

Partner

Dan Oates
  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2002
  • BA, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, 2000

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2004
  • The Legal 500 UK M&A Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals and Private Equity Transactions – High-Value Deals
  • IFLR 1000 M&A and Private Equity
  • Private Funds Management Most Influential Lawyers in Private Equity Under the Age of 40
  • Private Equity Manager Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow

Dan Oates

Partner

Dan Oates is a partner and co-head of Ropes & Gray’s private equity industry group. He advises private equity and corporate clients on a wide range of transactions in the UK and Europe, including cross-border acquisitions and leveraged buyouts, disposals, public-to-private transactions, and minority investments. For more than 20 years, Dan has led legal teams across a range of industries, including technology, software, data, telecommunications, investment management, health care, life sciences, and retail and consumer products.

Dan has been recognized as a leading M&A and private equity lawyer by numerous industry publications, including The Legal 500 UK and IFLR1000. Additionally, he has been named to the The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” list and has been recognized as one of the 30 most influential lawyers in private equity under the age of 40 by Private Funds Management, and as a "Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow” in Private Equity Manager's “Roll of Honour.”

Publications

  • Quoted, “U.K. Advisory Opportunity Viewer: Dealmakers Adapt to Challenges as Weak Pound Sparks Inbound Interest,” Mergermarket (October 12, 2022)
  • Quoted, “UK Trendspotter: Defensive sectors in  vogue as dealmakers in infra M&A,” Mergermarket (July 4, 2022)
  • Noted, “Revolving Doors: Four in three out for Squire as Ropes brings in private equity trio,” Legal Business (May 4, 2022)
  • Noted, “City Moves – Who’s Switching Jobs,” City A.M. (May 3, 2022)
  • Profiled, “Ropes & Gray lands three-strong Fried Frank team,” The Lawyer (April 27, 2022)
  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2002
  • BA, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, 2000

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2004
  • The Legal 500 UK M&A Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals and Private Equity Transactions – High-Value Deals
  • IFLR 1000 M&A and Private Equity
  • Private Funds Management Most Influential Lawyers in Private Equity Under the Age of 40
  • Private Equity Manager Superstar Lawyer of Tomorrow
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