David is a Partner in the corporate practice and specialises in transactions in the Energy and Technology sectors.

David qualified at Osborne Clarke in 1997 and has been a Partner at the firm since 2004.

David handles M&A and joint venture transactions and projects.

He works for corporations, management teams, vendors, purchasers and funders on deals, and his clients range from start-ups to large established corporate groups and utilities.

David has a keen interest in power management and demand response technologies and their combination with technology platforms and smart infrastructure in Smart City developments.

He spent a number of years as international head of Osborne Clarke's Energy sector, helping develop an integrated practice spanning the firm’s offices and services clients across the value chain.

He has a particular focus on digital transformation and Legal 500 describe him as being "driven by a desire to help technical innovation" - Legal 500

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I help lead the OC focus on Smart Cities which looks at how clients are bringing together innovation with infrastructure and utilities in the built environment to improve the way we live, work and get around.

Collaboration between stakeholders from different industries is key to the development of Smart Cities and I have enjoyed working with clients on joint ventures, investments and acquisitions to foster such collaboration, for instance between technology innovators and energy companies.

Work

Limejump

Advised the shareholders of Limejump on the sale of the Company to Shell Energy.

Innogy

Advised Innogy on their joint venture with Statkraft in relation to the up-to-900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project.

Biffa

Advised Biffa on the its acquisition of Company Shop Group.

Techmodal

Advised the shareholders of Techmodal on the sale of the company to BAE.

RWE Innogy

Advised RWE on their joint venture with Statkraft in relation to the up-to-900MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project

Rotork Plc

Advised this market leading actuator manufacturer and global flow control company on its successful acquisition of Bifold Group Limited for up to £125m on a cash-free and debt-free basis.

West Coast Energy Group

Advised its shareholders on the sale of the wind project group to GDF Suez including 70MW of operational UK onshore wind farms and 200MW of future projects at varying stages of development

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