David is a Partner in the corporate practice. He 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 with a focus on technology and energy sectors.
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 innovative business models including those focused on power management and demand response technologies in the energy sector and their combination with technology platforms and smart infrastructure in Smart City developments.
He spent a number of years as head of the firm's corporate practice before which he was international head of Osborne Clarke's Energy sector, establishing and developing an integrated energy practice spanning the firm’s offices and advising 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"

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Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I help drive 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.


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


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


Advised Biffa on the its acquisition of Company Shop Group.


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

4 Most

Advised 4most and management team on sale to Phoenix Equity Partners

Kinneir Dufort

Advised the sellers of design and product development firm, Kinneir Dufort, on its acquisition by private equity backed global medical device and contract manufacturing group, SteriPack.

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