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Daniel R. De Deo

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Daniel De Deo is a partner in the Firm's Transactional Practice Group and serves on the Firm's Steering Committee for Global Climate Change.

Daniel began his career with the Firm as a summer associate in the Chicago office in 2008. He previously worked on secondment with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London as legal counsel to their carbon trading desk.

Practice Focus

Daniel advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and global corporate reorganizations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Cigna as international counsel on the divestiture of its personal accident, supplemental health and life insurance businesses in six Asia Pacific markets to Chubb for approximately USD 5.4 billion.

  • Advised Accel-KKR as international counsel on the EUR 380 million acquisition of Navis from Cargotec.

  • Advised ASV Global, LLC, a leading unmanned maritime surface vessel (USV) and autonomous vessel control systems company, on its acquisition by L3 Technologies.

  • Represented GCP Applied Technologies Inc. as international counsel on the USD 1.05 billion sale of its Darex division in 32 countries to Henkel GmbH.

  • Advised a global healthcare company on the post-acquisition integration of a large Latin American pharmaceutical business.

  • Advised Baxter International Inc. on the international aspects of the spinoff of its bioscience business into a new NYSE-listed company, Baxalta Incorporated.

Professional Honors

  • DC Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Individual Awards, 2017-2019


  • District of Columbia~United States (2017)
  • Illinois~United States (2009)


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.) (2009)
  • University of Virginia (B.A.) (2003)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Chicago