David returned to our London office in the summer of 2018 after seven years in our Hong Kong office.

David’s principal areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, general corporate finance and corporate governance.

David was listed as one of the 10 outstanding and most forward-thinking lawyers from across Asia in the June 2016 FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers 2016 report, published by the Financial Times. In the 2017 edition his work advising Tenaga Nasional Berhad on its stake in GMR Energy was ranked Highly Commended in the Legal Expertise: Unlocking & Delivering Value (International)category. David is listed as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A: Hong Kong-based (international firms), China in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 and a highly regarded lawyer in the IFLR 1000 Asia-Pacific 2018 for M&A in Hong Kong. He is also listed in the elite Leading Lawyers section of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018's Guide to Outstanding Lawyers in the Asia Pacific for Corporate (including M&A). He is also listed in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition in Hong Kong.

David is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Hong Kong and the Republic of Ireland.

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