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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.

“A quality operator,” David Foster has developed into an increasingly high-profile M&A practitioner. He is adept in both domestic and cross-border transactions, handling public takeovers in addition to acquisitions, disposals and strategic investments. One client enthused that he is “our favourite partner - a highly intelligent and efficient lawyer.” CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2020 (UAE, CORPORATE/M&A)

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Publications: 24 FEBRUARY 2021

Why investors should care about their portfolio companies infringing competition law

Financial investors, including private equity businesses, can be held liable for competition law infringements committed by one of their portfolio companies.

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News: 18 FEBRUARY 2021

A&O India Group maintains top ranking for foreign law firm in India

LONDON – Allen & Overy’s India Group practice has maintained its position as a Tier 1 Foreign Firm in India, by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.   

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News: 15 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advising Ørsted on its Polish offshore wind joint venture with PGE

London – A cross-border team from Allen & Overy has advised Ørsted on its agreement, signed and announced on 10 February 2021, to form a 50/50 joint venture with PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.…

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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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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006


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

LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2003