David Osborne focuses on mergers and acquisitions, and advising Israeli and international clients on a broad range of matters that involve commercial and property transactions. His areas of expertise include complex joint ventures, partnerships, mergers/ competition law, investment and loan agreements and assisting Israeli companies in setting up suitable corporate structures for their international activities. He represents clients of all sizes, from private individuals to multinational companies.
A particular area of focus for David has been working with emerging growth technology companies, on behalf of which he has undertaken many different corporate transactions. His practice also covers international real estate transactions, including handling complex joint ventures, and drafting and advising on franchise and management agreements for global/ international hotel groups.
David also co-heads the firm’s Family Wealth Management practice, advising high-net-worth private clients in Israel and abroad regarding the management of their family wealth and assets, and their transfer to future generations.
David’s recognitions have included rankings by Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and Legal Experts’ EMEA guide.
Prior to joining the firm, David worked in London at Nabarro (now merged into the firm CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang) and as a partner in a respected West End practice.
David’s clients in recent years have included Unilever, Medtronic, KONE, Greif, Cisco Systems, Hutchison Whampoa, Rolls-Royce, and Orbond (owned by the Knauf family), Nike, Air Products, Cobham Limited, and British Israel Investments. He is also counsel for the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD).
In addition, David regularly collaborates with many of the leading law UK firms, such as Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Dentons, Baker & McKenzie, and Osborne Clarke.
David earned an M.A., with honours, from St. John’s College, Oxford University in 1978. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1985 and to the Israel Bar in 1994. David joined the firm in 1993 and became a partner in 1999.