Emma Danks is head of our private equity team and co-head of our global corporate/M&A group. She is recognised as one of the UK’s leading private equity lawyers and is described by clients as bright, commercial, and solutions focused. Emma is well known for her work with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, having acted on a wide range of leveraged buyouts and related transactions. She also frequently advises private equity backed management teams on buyout transactions and equity plans.
Emma also has specific life sciences and healthcare experience, having acted for several generic pharmaceutical companies on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions.
Emma was listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2018, and in the Legal Business feature on the City's female deal stars. Her team’s buyout expertise was recently recognised when they were named Private Equity Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards.
|Since 2017||Head of the Private Equity group, co-head of the International Corporate group, Taylor Wessing|
|2010||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2006 - 2010||Senior Associate, Clifford Chance|
|2001 - 2006||Associate, Clifford Chance|
|1999 - 2001||Trainee, Clifford Chance|
|2001||Admitted as a lawyer, England & Wales|
|1998||CPE and LPC, College of Law, Guildford|
|1996||MA Hons Newnham College, University of Cambridge|
Private Equity Exits “A Practical Analysis", October 2011
Advising Bridgepoint on fscom investment
Advising the Chairman and Founder of Kobalt Music Group on the sale of the group to Francisco Partners