Daniel Hawthorne
Partner | London
Daniel Hawthorne

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 recognized by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK for corporate tax, employee share schemes, and partnership matters. Clients describe him as “very commercial and pragmatic in his approach and thinking,” “a very pragmatic, thoughtful and knowledgeable adviser who can add a significant amount of value,” “technically gifted and very personable” and note his “very quick response times, which is crucial in dealing with clients.”

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

  • Cerus Endovascular Limited (together with its sole subsidiary, Cerus) on its negotiated sale to Stryker Corporation, by way of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the United Kingdom Companies Act 2006.
  • GIC in connection with its investment in the Quantexa group.
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici in connection with its proposed US$1.48 billion acquisition of Amryt Pharma PLC by way of Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Shawbrook Bank on a unitranche financing package provided to support Ambienta SGR S.p.A’s investment in the Collingwood Lighting Group.
  • Bank Audi on the sale of 100% of the share capital of Bank Audi sae, Bank Audi sal’s subsidiary in Egypt, to First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB).
  • Kartesia on its provision of a senior debt financing package to the Kallidus Group backed by Apse Capital, to provide for the continued growth and development of Kallidus and to support the acquisition of Sapling Inc.
  • Polar Capital Holdings Plc on the acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited, the parent company of Dalton Strategic Partnership LLP.
  • Affiliates of Further Global Capital Management, L.P. on the acquisition of AA Ireland Limited.
  • Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A (OTE) in connection with the sale of its stake in fixed telecommunications operator Telekom Romania to Orange Romania.
  • Judges Scientific plc on the acquisition of Heath Scientific Company Ltd (trading as Thermal Hazard Technology), a manufacturer of scientific instruments.
  • Investcorp, a leading global manager of alternative investments, and Tages, a leading European alternative asset management firm, in connection with a 50/50 joint venture and contribution of their subsequent merger of the Absolute Return businesses to create Investcorp-Tages Limited.
  • Barings Asset Management on a unitranche financing package to support the acquisition by a UK private equity house of an outsourcing business. 
  • Share plc, the LSE listed holding company for The Share Centre, one of the UK's leading independent retail stockbrokers, on its £62 million takeover by Interactive Investor, the UK's second largest direct to consumer investment platform, which is majority owned by J.C. Flowers IV, L.P., a fund advised by J.C. Flowers & Co, LLC, a leading private investment firm.
  • 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.


  • 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)
  • Taxation - Co-author, Hedge Funds and the Law (August 2021)
    • Pembroke College, Cambridge, Law, 2001
    • England and Wales
    • Chartered Institute of Taxation
    • Tax Expert Group, Quoted Companies Alliance