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David Foster



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David Foster



David is our Middle East Head of Corporate and is based in our Dubai office. David specialises in M&A transactions (both domestic and cross-border), including public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and strategic investments.

He acts for a wide range of clients, including corporates, financial sponsors, investment funds and government entities. David has worked in the London and Dubai offices of Allen & Overy LLP and has been based in Dubai since 2008.

“David Foster has fast become a go-to figure for market-leading M&A transactions. He is very experienced in cross-border mergers, equity investments and joint ventures. One client enthused: ‘I really enjoy working with David. He’s a very good legal mind who focuses on the issues at hand.’.” CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2021 (UAE, CORPORATE/M&A)

News & insights

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Publications: 22 JUNE 2021

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in the Middle East

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.

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News: 07 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on its largest M&A transaction to date

Allen & Overy has advised on its investment in fintech firm Tamara, based in Saudi Arabia. The transaction is the largest M&A transaction undertaken by to date.

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News: 20 MAY 2021

Allen & Overy to host virtual Middle East Academy

Series of webinars provides inhouse legal counsel in the Middle East with an understanding of the key legal and practical issues that are relevant in the GCC. 

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Publications: 30 JUNE 2020

Podcast: Beyond Covid-19: Emerging market private equity driving growth

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations with senior industry players to explore opportunities for recovery and growth.

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11th Floor, Burj Daman Building, Al Mustaqbal Street, Dubai International Financial Centre
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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006


LLB, Law with American Law, The University of Nottingham, 2002

LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2003