Global law firm Dentons has strengthened its European Real Estate practice with the addition of a new partner, David F. Dixon. Dixon brings with him more than 25 years of professional expertise advising regional property funds, institutional investors and financial institutions on real estate transactions as well as investment banks and private equity funds on M&A deals across Europe.
For five years, Dixon was the Head of Norton Rose’s Corporate Finance team in Warsaw – where he led real estate, M&A, restructuring, banking and finance, corporate and securities projects. For 11 years prior to that, he was a key partner at Chadbourne and Parke’s Warsaw office and its predecessor firm, Altheimer & Gray, leading real estate and M&A transactions throughout CEE. Most recently, he acted as the General Counsel for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Solera Holdings, a leading international provider of risk and asset management software and services to the automotive and property sectors, where he was responsible for implementing Solera’s highly acquisitive M&A strategy in Europe.
“Investment transactions on the property market are becoming increasingly sophisticated and require a unique blend of real estate, corporate, M&A and financing experience. David brings these skills along with a business-focused approach,” said Pawel Debowski, Chairman of the Europe Real Estate group. “Set against a backdrop of the growing number of cross-border portfolio transactions involving Poland that we’re currently seeing, his experience in leading international deals will certainly be appreciated by our clients,” Pawel continued.
“Dentons’ Real Estate practice is pre-eminent in Poland and a recognized market leader across Europe,” said David Dixon. “I am truly excited to have the opportunity to work with the team to enhance Dentons’ real estate client base and service offering in Europe.”
“Dentons has been a magnet for top talent across Europe, and we are delighted to attract David to our ‘Chambers Band 1’ ranked Real Estate practice,” said Evan Z. Lazar, Co-Chairman of Dentons’ Global Real Estate Group and Chairman of the Board (Europe). “His appointment will help us deliver even more value to our clients across Europe.”