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David Broadley

Partner and Global Co-Head, Corporate


Broadley David
David Broadley

Partner and Global Co-Head, Corporate


David is co-head of our Global Corporate Practice with over 20 years experience of public and private M&A transactions and a wide range of equity capital markets transactions, acting for both issuers and underwriters. David’s client base has a significant focus on financial institutions. He is also head of our UK Equity Capital Markets business.

David is a "market leader" in IFLR1000 for ECM, and listed as a leading individual in Legal 500 for M&A and ranked in Chambers UK legal directory for both M&A and ECM.

David is a respected figure in the corporate market who handles high-end M&A transactions in addition to his capabilities in equity capital market deals. Client say "has an ability to step back out of the minutiae and give a good, commercial view of the bigger picture around a situation." Chambers UK 2020 (ECM)

"David is a very experienced practitioner who knows the best way of doing things." Chambers UK 2020 (ECM).

Experience highlights



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1996


MA, History & Philosophy, University of Leeds, 1992

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Awards & accolades

KCA Deutag's acquisition of Dalma Energy – M&A Deal of the Year

IFLR Middle East Awards 2018

Worldpay IPO - Equity Deal of the Year

IFLR Europe Awards 2016

Published work

  • Co-Author, 2011, United Kingdom chapter in "Mergers & Acquisitions", Global Legal Insights by Global Legal Group

News & insights

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020

Global M&A market resets - will there be a change in investor confidence?

The devastating impact of Covid-19 on global M&A transactions, following a collapse in activity in Q2, is plain to see in the latest data. With the exception of Asia, where deal value has risen 23% in…

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News: 05 OCTOBER 2020

Strong performance by A&O in Q3 2020 M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2020 with a strong performance in the M&A league tables; the result of our cutting edge market insights, technical excellence and global network that gives us the ability…

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News: 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Jane Finlayson-Brown and Katinka Middelkoop recognised for excellence in their fields at 2020 European Women in Business Law Awards

Allen & Overy Corporate partners Jane Finlayson-Brown and Katinka Middelkoop have been awarded prizes for ‘Best in Privacy and Data Protection’ and ‘Best in M&A’ respectively at the 2020 European…

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A&O advises on acquisition of Williams F1 by Dorilton Capital

News: 25 AUGUST 2020

A&O advises on acquisition of Williams F1 by Dorilton Capital

Allen & Overy has advised private investment firm Dorilton Capital Management LLC (“Dorilton Capital”) on the acquisition of Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (“WGPE”), by BCE Limited, a fund…

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