David Hart

David Hart

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

David Hart is a partner in Baker McKeznie's corporate group, based in London. He joined the Firm as a trainee in 2007 and became a partner in 2019. He is a member of the Firm's TMT Industry Group.

Practice Focus

David advises corporate and financial sponsor clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investments. He has a particular focus on the TMT sector. In 2016 he was seconded to the principal M&A legal team at Barclays, advising on Barclays' proprietary M&A legal work.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Equinix, Inc. on its USD 1 billion joint venture with GIC in relation to the development and operation of Hyperscale data centres in Europe.
  • Advised the Bitfury Group, a bitcoin and full-service blockchain technology company, on its USD 80 million private placement with global institutions and corporate investors.
  • Advised Danish shipping and logistics company, DFDS A/S on its EUR 950 million acquisition of UN Ro-Ro from it private equity owners Actera Group and Esas Holding.
  • Advised Lightsource BP on the creation of its partnership with BlackRock Real Assets including the transfer of a 25 asset newly-constructed ROC and CFD portfolio with an installed capacity of 156 MW.
  • Advised NASDAQ-listed Trimble Inc. on the acquisition of UK based Network Mapping Group Limited.
  • Advised Unilabs (a portfolio company of Apax Partners) on its acquisition of the Alpha Medical and AesKuLab Group from Mid Europa Partners.
  • Advised Veridium, a fintech company focused on biometric authentication, in connection with its equity financing and shareholder arrangements, including its Series B funding round.
  • Advised Atos on its acquisition, through its subsidiary Worldline, of First Data Baltics from First Data Corporation.
  • Advised Citigroup Venture Capital International, the Rohatyn Group and PineBridge Investments in relation to their investment in, and exit from, Sindicatum Carbon Capital.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales - Member

Admissions

  • England & Wales (2009)

Education

  • Cambridge University (Trinity Hall) (B.A. English) (2003)

Languages

  • English