David Innes is a corporate partner in the firm’s London office and Head of the UK Private Equity Group. His practice covers a full range of UK and cross-border private equity and M&A transactional work.
Mr. Innes has represented clients in some of the most prominent transactions in recent years. He has been singled out for his “approachable, professional and appropriately pragmatic” approach and is ranked as a leading individual for Private Equity: Buyouts in Chambers UK (2021), with the guide previously noting him as “a voice of reason” in M&A transactions. He is also noted for his experience in Private Equity Transactions in The Legal 500 UK (2023). Previous editions of the guide have described him as a “highly experienced” lawyer who combines “responsiveness, technical strengths and strong commercial sense.” He has also been described as “very able,” a “good technical lawyer,” “a good executer of deals” and “client friendly and flexible.” He is also recommended for Private Equity by IFLR1000 (2022).
Mr. Innes has written articles for a wide range of publications, contributes a chapter to Tolley’s Company Law, and regularly speaks at conferences on company law issues. Recent publications include co-authoring “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses Contingency Planning For Brexit,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (December, 2017); and “US and UK share purchase agreements: comparing approaches,” PLC Magazine (January, 2015).
Recent speaking engagements include “Warranties and Indemnities,” BVCA Legal Agreements in Private Equity (February, 2021); “Warranties and Indemnities,” BVCA Training: Legal Agreements in Private Equity (September, 2020); “Warranties & Indemnities,” BVCA Legal Agreements Course (February, 2020); “The Legal Responsibilities of Non-executive Directors,” BVCA Ned Programme (October, 2017); “Warranties and Indemnities,” BVCA Training: Legal Agreements in Private Equity (February, 2017); and “New Investment Opportunities in EU Bank Assets Arising from an Evolving Regulatory Landscape,” BVCA Summit – Breakfast Roundtable (October, 2016).
Mr. Innes received his B.A. and M.A. in Law from Trinity College, Oxford.
Innes律师为众多杂志期刊撰写过文章，并撰写了《Tolley’s Company Law》的一个章节，他还经常在各会议上就公司法相关问题发表演讲。Innes律师近期发表的文章包括:与人共同撰写“德普阐述脱欧应急计划”，《The CLS Blue Sky Blog》（2017年12月）；和“美国和英国股权收购协议：方法比较”，《PLC Magazine》（2015年1月）。