Willkie Adds Leading Private Equity Lawyer Dvir Oren as Partner in New York

July 19, 2021

New York, NY (July 19, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Dvir Oren has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, where he will be part of Willkie’s market-leading Private Equity Practice Group. He is based in the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Oren was previously an equity partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

“Dvir is an outstanding lawyer and strengthens Willkie’s premier private equity platform, further enhancing our deep bench of talented private equity attorneys practicing throughout the US and Europe,” said Jeffrey Poss, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice Group. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the Firm.”

Mr. Oren has significant experience guiding private equity sponsors and public and private companies in complex business transactions, including leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, minority and growth investments, tender and exchange offers, carve-out transactions, restructurings, joint ventures, SPACs and de-SPACs and investments in general partners. He has counseled leading private equity sponsors on some of the most notable transactions in recent years, spanning the technology, fintech, healthcare, life sciences, retail, industrial and other industries. He also counsels boards of directors and special committees of public and private companies on corporate governance, securities and strategic matters.

Neil Townsend, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice, commented: “Dvir’s robust practice and longstanding relationships with a wide range of market-leading private equity sponsors fit very well with our core relationships, particularly in the financial services, healthcare and technology sectors. We are excited to support him and help him continue to grow those relationships.”

Mr. Oren commented: “Willkie’s market-leading private equity team is well-known across the US and globally for its role leading some of the industry’s most complex and transformative transactions. I am thrilled to join such a talented and collaborative team and am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to achieve continued success for my practice and the Firm’s clients.”

Willkie has developed a 360° platform to provide comprehensive advice to private equity sponsors and portfolio companies, advising on everything from fund formations, platform acquisitions, tuck-in acquisitions and joint ventures, to bank credit and other debt financings, IPOs, follow-on offerings, SPACs, PIPEs and ultimate exits. Because of this approach, clients regularly grow with us over time. Our Private Equity Group handles transactions and cross-border matters worldwide, with attorneys practicing in twelve key market centers across the US and Europe. Willkie was shortlisted for “Private Equity Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers USA Awards 2021, named “Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News Best Law Firms 2021, and ranked in the top ten for The Deal’s 2020 Private Equity Law Firms Power Rankings. Our private equity team is recognized by a number of leading third-party organizations in the United States and Europe, including Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000, The Deal, and financial research firms PitchBook and Preqin.

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