• Dana Anagnostou focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, generally involving France, the U.S. and the U.K., with an emphasis on middle-market transactions. Her clients range from private equity funds and financial institutions to large multinationals and startups. Dana’s practice also encompasses secured and unsecured commercial finance, representing lenders and borrowers in asset-based financing, cross-border debt transactions and structured financing.

    Fluent in both French and English, she is a member of the New York and Paris bars and a solicitor in England and Wales. 

    Dana was ranked by Legal 500 EMEA 2016 and 2017 in Banking & Finance: Kramer Levin "truly understands and cares about its clients’ concerns and willingness to obtain swift and efficient solutions". Key players in the team include: Dana Anagnostou, Gilles Kolifrath, recently promoted partner Hugues Bouchetemble, and counsels Wadie Sanbar and Pierre Storrer.

    Dana is also quoted in the rankings released by Option Droit & Affaires for 2016, with a 2* band (max 5*) in Private Equity – Venture Capital and 1* in Private Equity / Capital development – LBO < 500 M€ - also a 3* band (max 5*) in Mergers & Acquisitions < 200€M for 2017.

    Dana was ranked by Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit 2018 for being a “highly recommended” lawyer (forte notoriété) in Acquisition Finance and Debt Capital Markets with a highly regarded practice (pratique réputée) in M&A, Securitization and Structured Finance.

    Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., Albany Law School, 1994
      Albany LawReview, 1992-1993
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990

    Bar Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2016
    • Paris (France), 2004
    • New York, 1996

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association: International M&A Joint Venture Committee; International Private Equity Committee
    • International Bar Association: Corporate and M&A Law Committee
    • AFIC (Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance)
    • AFG (Association Française de la Gestion Financière)

    Languages

    • French
    • English