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David Easdown

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My specialist area 

I advise a wide range of clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate finance and private equity investments.

I have particular expertise in acquisitions and disposals of retail pharmacies having advised on transactions involving the acquisition and disposal of over 100 retail pharmacy outlets.

I also have a growing number of clients in the media, I.T. and technology sectors, a number of whom have secured private equity investment.

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What it's like to work at George Davies

George Davies has a long standing reputation for the quality of its advice to clients and it is fantastic being part of a team that is committed to building on that reputation in all areas of law.

My professional memberships/ networks

National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants & Lawyers (NASDAL)

My experience/ cases of note

My experience covers a broad range of corporate transactions, with a particular emphasis on the acquisition and sale of retail pharmacy businesses. I also assist a number of media businesses with general commercial advice and have assisted many clients with the disposal of owner-managed businesses.

Two recent cases of note (both in 2011) are:

  1. Advising Cohens Chemists on its acquisition of Assura Pharmacy Limited for £39.3m. More details here
  2. Advising Assist Support Services Group Limited and Assist Recruitment Limited on their respective restructuring and merger with HC Recruitment Limited to create a new recruitment group with turnover  exceeding £45m. More details here

My additional qualifications

Securities and Investment Institute Certificate in Corporate Finance. I plan to study for the 'CF' Corporate Finance designation and already assist with advising clients of the firm on funding issues.

What I do when I'm not at work

I am a keen sportsman and play football and golf regularly as well as watching live music as often as possible. I also have a keen interest in travelling and visited much of Eastern Europe before joining George Davies as a trainee.