David Jacob
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

David is a Senior Associate in the London Tax group. He has experience advising a range of clients on corporate/M&A and finance matters, often in the energy sector and with a significant cross-border aspect to them.

Experience Open

    David’s experience includes advising:
    • Macquarie on establishing its first European infrastructure fund.
    • Boralex on its €70m acquisition of wind power projects in France and Scotland, and its joint venture with UK renewables developer Infinergy.
    • Goldman Sachs on its US$50m acquisition of an energy trading business and a commodity derivatives portfolio.
    • Halliburton on its £17m acquisition of Darcy Technologies, a specialist in downhole sand-control technology.
    • Challenger Financial on its £7m settlement with the UK government concerning damage to oil storage tanks.
    • JKX Oil and Gas on acquiring a Russian oil licence.
    • GDF on structuring an underground gas storage project.
    • Pearson on its $950m acquisition of an educational publishing business operating in 11 jurisdictions.
    • London & Regional Properties on its £925m acquisition of a health club business.
    • Various originators, investment managers and banks on CLOs, RMBS and CMBS worth around £2bn in total.

Education Open

  • 2000 – 2001: The College of Law, Legal Practice Course
  • 1998 – 2000: Université de Paris I (Pantheon – Sorbonne), Maitrise en Droit (Droit Anglais et Droit Francais)
  • 1996 – 1998: King’s College London, LLB (English Law and French Law)

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • “Preliminary agreements (private company acquisitions)”, Practical Law Cross-border, March 2017.
  • “Business Operations in the UK”, Tax Management International ForumDecember 2009.
  • “M&A in the commodities sector: still going strong”, PLC Magazine, August 2009.
  • “Tax Consequences of Cross Border Asset Reorganisations”, Tax Management International Forum, December 2008.
  • “Tax on Finance Transactions 2007/08”, UK (England and Wales) chapter, PLC Cross-border Handbook.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2018 – present: Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2016 – 2018: Senior Associate, K&L Gates
  • 2010 – 2016: Editor, Practical Law Tax
  • 2008 – 2010: Senior Associate, McDermott Will & Emery
  • 2005 – 2008: Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 2001 – 2005: Trainee and Associate, SJ Berwin

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