John Daghlian


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John Daghlian acts on a large range of international and domestic private equity driven transactions, including the establishment of private equity funds, private equity portfolio transactions, management buy-outs, secondary buy-outs, domestic flotations, and mergers and acquisitions. He first started working on private equity transactions in 1990, and worked on his first fund formation in 1994.

John has advised on the establishment of LBO funds, venture capital funds, clean tech and renewable energy funds, emerging market funds, real estate funds, country specific funds (including funds for Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Hungary, China and India), distressed debt funds and mezzanine funds, among others. Unusual for a practitioner in this area, John advises both general partners and a number of major investors, giving him a unique insight into the issues both sides face. Recent instructions include funds for Coller Capital, Pera Capital Partners, Turkven, ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH, Livingbridge, Adelis, eEquity and a large number of significant secondary transactions.


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized in Investment Funds: Private Equity by Chambers UK (2009-2014, 2019)
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” for Financial and Investment Services in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. (2014)
  • Named “Private Equity Team of the Year” by Legal Business Awards (2013)
  • Recommended in Private Equity by International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2007-present)
  • Recommended in Private Equity Fund Formation by PLC's Which Lawyer? (2010-2012)
  • Listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in Investment Funds by Experts Guide (2008)
  • Awarded “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by International Financial Law Review (2007)


Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales (1991)


  • St John’s College, Cambridge, MA, 1987

Professional Activities


  • “AIM and EASDAQ - The New Enterprise Markets”