David is Director of AGS Hong Kong. He is also Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office and Local Corporate Group Head. He is also head of Asia Private Equity and M&A, Corporate Restructuring and global co-head of SPACs.
Recognised as a leading lawyer in each of his practice areas, David has been named Cayman Islands “Merger and Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year” for the last three years running, having completed transactions with an aggregate value in excess of USD100 billion during this time.
David’s corporate clients include Ascendent Capital Partners, Benchmark Asia, Celadon Partners, Goldman Sachs, MUFG, SoftBank Group Corp. and SoftBank Vision Fund.
On the restructuring side David has a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising clients on all aspects of offshore restructurings. Currently engaged on multiple mandates relating to the offshore bonds of Chinese real estate developers, David has led on many of the largest Cayman restructurings, particularly in the offshore oil and gas sector during the previous cyclical downturn.
David is qualified in England & Wales, Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands. He graduated from Cambridge University and trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London before practicing at Kirkland & Ellis and Sullivan & Cromwell in London.