David is Managing Partner of Appleby’s Hong Kong office and leads the Asia PE/M&A and corporate restructuring teams and is global co-head of SPACs. He completed in excess of USD25 billion of M&A transactions in 2021and is currently working on multiple US and Hong Kong SPACs and de-SPACs with a value in excess of USD5.5 billion.

This year David was also named as “M&A Lawyer of the Year –Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands” in the Innovation & Excellence Awards, “Corporate Finance Lawyer of the Year” in the Finance Monthly’s Legal Awards and a “Leading Expert in Corporate M&A Law 2022 – Hong Kong (Offshore Law)” in the Corporate Vision (Corporate Excellence) Awards.

David commented “I am delighted to be recognised for my M&A work for a third year running. 2021 was an extremely busy year acting for both longstanding clients and new clients who have moved across to Appleby to benefit from our significant expertise in this area.  A strong pipeline is already developing for 2022 and I look forward to another busy year in the PE/M&A and SPAC space.”

Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognise the achievements of law firms and individuals who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months.

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