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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 1000
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Fax 020 7919 1999
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233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.bakermckenzie.com

David Allen

Tel:
Work 020 7919 1177
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Private equity and funds.

Position

David Allen is a partner in the Firm's London office, leading the London office's private equity & funds team. He has spent time in the Firm's Sydney and Moscow offices. David is primarily focused on mergers & acquisitions and restructurings for private equity funds, infrastructure funds, pension funds and other clients. In addition, David has significant experience in representing management teams in respect of their equity incentive structures in primary and secondary buyouts. A large proportion of David's work is in relation to cross-border or multi-country transactions and he has extensive experience in deals in the CIS and Nordics and advising Japanese trading houses.

Career

Trained Baker McKenzie; qualified 2003; partner 2010.

Languages

English; French; Russian

Member

Law Society of England & Wales.

Education

University of Nancy (1999 LLB); University of Lancaster (2000 LLB); Nottingham University (2001 LPC).


London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Baker McKenzie's 'supremely knowledgeable' global practice head David Allen provides 'a wealth of insightful and well-balanced commercial counsel'. Also praised by clients is 'knowledgeable and responsive' associate James Adams. The firm had a strong 2017 on the deals front, generating work across a wide range of industries, including life sciences, TMT, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, and consumer and retail. It was particularly active in handling deals for Bain Capital; one of the highlights involved Allen (and practitioners from other European offices) advising the client on the sale of the Polish business of one of the client's portfolio companies, Autodis group, to LKQ Corporation. In another matter, Alex Lewis was part of the team which advised Bain Capital on the proposed acquisition, though portfolio company Diversey, of Zenith Hygiene Group Plc. Elsewhere, Tim Sheddick and others assisted Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund III with the €1.3bn sale of its interest in Kastrup Airports Parent ApS to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Other active clients include CVC, Nordic Capital, Apax and Bluegem Capital. Karen Guch has more than 20 years of experience of private equity transactions. Charles Whitefoord is another seasoned practitioner.

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