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.


  • Represented Unilever in the various stages of the acquisition of Glidat Strauss.Represented Hutchinson Whampoa in its acquisition of Partner.Represented Greif in its acquisition of Pachmas Industries.

    Represented KONE in its acquisition of Isralift.

    Represented Medtronic in its acquisitions of Ventor and DreaMed Diabetes.

    Represented Air Products in its acquisition of Oxygen & Argon Works (OXAR).

    Represented Johnson Matthey in the sale of StePac.

    Represented Winward in its listing on AIM.

    Represented high-net-worth family trusts in acquisitions and sales of property portfolios.

1985 St. John's College, Oxford University | MA
1978 St. John's College, Oxford University | BA
1994 Israel
1985 England
Additional roles
Freeman of the City of London
Founder committee member of the Israel British Law Association
Founder member of Kemach
David T. Osborne

David T. Osborne

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David T. Osborne