David is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London. He is an experienced corporate M&A and equity investments lawyer with a particular focus on natural resources.
Clients benefit from his extensive track record in international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, equity investments (listed and unlisted), reorganisations and restructurings. His knowledge and experience spans a broad range of business sectors, incuding energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, metals, mining and telecoms.
David's client list is varied and includes public and private corporations, governments and banks.
David was co-head of mining and minerals and prior to that co-head of oil and gas at his previous firm.
Representation of the Del Río family on the business combination of the Derco Group with Inchcape plc for cash and share consideration of £1.3 billion on a cash free, debt free basis.
Representation of Inmarsat on its take-private acquisition by Triton Bidco for £2.6 billion*
Representation of Official Receiver on the restructuring and sale of British Steel*
Representation of Adani Green Energy Limited on its acquisition of Softbank’s renewable energy portfolio in India valued at US$3.5 billion*
Representation of Norsk Hydro on the carve out and sale of its Rolled Prodcuts division to private equity house, KPS valued at US$1.65 billion*
Representation of the underwriters on the IPO of Glencore International, one of the largest IPOs in Europe*
Representation of Eramet SA on the sale of a majority interest in, and formation of a joint venture in respect of, Weda Bay Nickel*
*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.
Chambers UK 2022, Energy and Natural Resources, Mining. Band 4, Individual ranking
"David Lewis is noted for his respected corporate practice and has a particular focus on the mining sector. He regularly assists international mining companties with restructurings, joint ventures and M&A transactions. "
Chambers UK: 2020: Mining & Metals
"He’s a really good sounding board, is thorough and gets things done. "
Chambers UK, 2019: Mining & Metals