Daniel Hawthorne


Daniel Hawthorne


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7327 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Daniel Hawthorne acts for a broad range of corporate and financial services clients with a focus on UK and international tax matters. He has wide-ranging experience in the areas of corporate M&A, finance, financial services and investment funds. In addition, he has particular expertise in employee taxation and incentivization matters.

Mr. Hawthorne is named as an “Associate to Watch” in the 2017 and 2016 editions of Chambers UK. He is noted for receiving high praise from market sources. Clients cite, "His advice was always relevant, well constructed and easy to understand. He is also steadfastly reliable and always follows up on commitments and requests."

Mr. Hawthorne has co-authored chapters relating to hedge fund taxation in a number of publications.

Mr. Hawthorne is a Chartered Tax Advisor, a member of the Tax Expert Group of the Quoted Companies Alliance and a former member of the Tax Working Group of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

  • Merck KGaA, as deal counsel on the restructure of its ongoing collaboration and acquisition option arrangements with F-Star.
  • Quorn Foods (Marlow Foods) on a £123m senior unsecured financing package entered into with a syndicate of banks to refinance certain of Quorn’s existing financing arrangements.
  • CIT Group Inc. on the sale of its Paris-based European rail leasing subsidiary group Nacco to German-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft for US$1.05 billion. 
  • Ares Management Limited on the provision of a senior and PIK financing package to refinance the Daisy Group’s existing financing arrangements and fund the buyout of certain investors in the Daisy Group.
  • Ares Management Limited on its provision of financing support to Midlothian Capital Partners and a consortium of investors to acquire HB Education Limited (the holding company for PGL).
  • Columna Capital on the sale of a stake in Datamars to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).
  • Chrysaor Limited on its US$3.8 billion acquisition, by way of an auction process, of a package of assets in the UK North Sea from Shell UK Limited and its affiliates.
  • Orange S.A. on its acquisition of the telecommunications businesses in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone from Bharti Airtel International.
  • AlbaCore Capital Limited on the launch of its new specialist European credit platform.
  • Northill Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in Longview Partners, a specialist asset management firm that manages investments of US$19.5 billion.
  • Pembroke College, Cambridge, Law, 2001
  • England and Wales
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Tax Expert Group, Quoted Companies Alliance
  • Tax Working Group, European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA)
Speaking Engagements
  • Structuring your Next Hedge Fund Product - London (March, 2018)
  • Structuring Your Next Hedge Fund Product and Negotiating Seed Deals - London (November, 2016)
  • Common Reporting Standards, SS&C - London, UK (April 13, 2016)
  • Common Reporting Standards, SS&C GlobeOp Common Reporting Standards (CRS) - New York, NY (March 9, 2016)