David transferred to Appleby’s Hong Kong office in June 2020 after four and a half years in Appleby’s Cayman Islands office. David leads the Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A practice areas as well as the office’s corporate restructuring, distressed debt and special situations practice specialising in Cayman law.  In 2020 David completed in excess of USD30bn of M&A transactions and represented leading US and Asian based sponsors and investors including MUFG, Itochu Corporation, SoftBank Group Corp., Celadon Partners, SoftBank Vision Fund and Ascendent Capital Partners.

David is also global co-head of SPACs with a focus on Asia Sponsored SPACs in excess of USD250m and de-SPAC transactions.  Recent SPAC IPOs include Silver Crest Acquisition Corporation, Artisan Acquisition Corp. and Gobi Acquisition Corp.

Commenting on the recognition, David said “It is an honour to win this award once again, which demonstrates our continued delivery of high value private equity, M&A and restructuring related financing mandates in Asia.  We look forward to continuing to grow our market share in this area through our seamless cross-jurisdictional offering between our Hong Kong and Cayman, BVI and Bermuda teams”

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