Daniela Weerasinghe’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, particularly cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

She has experience advising on antitrust aspects of cartel litigation, abuse of dominance, and complex merger control cases before the European Commission or national authorities. Her practice also extends to competition law matters in the MENA region.

Daniela joined the firm in 2019. From 2019 to 2021, she was resident in the firm’s Brussels office.


United Arab Emirates,” Lexology In-Depth: Sustainable Finance Law, January 3, 2023

Shaping a Sustainable Future in the Middle East,” December 2023

UAE’s Innovative Climate Risk Principles Expected to Apply to Whole Financial Sector,” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, May 2023

The Impact of the Foreign Subsidies Regulation on State-Owned Entities and Sovereign Wealth Funds in Asia and the Middle East,” Wolters Kluwer: Antitrust and Competition Law, January 2023

An Innovative Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework Takes Shape in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM),” Cleary Gottlieb Alert Memorandum, January 2023

“Post-Covid Recovery and Macro Trends in the Sovereign Debt Market,” Cleary Gottlieb Sovereign Debt Newsletter, December 2022

The EU Commission Unconditionally Clears a Fuel-Cell Joint Venture Aiming to Achieve Climate-Neutral and Sustainable Transportation (Volvo/Daimler),” Concurrences, February 2021

Cleary Gottlieb EU Competition Law Newsletter (co-author), October 2019, July 2020, and March 2021

“Understanding EU Lobby Rules,” Trinity College Dublin Social & Political Review, Vol. XXIX, April 2019