DLA Piper today announces the appointment of James Davison as a partner in its UK Restructuring practice. This appointment follows the recent hire of partner David Manson from Paul Hastings.
James will be joining DLA Piper during the summer from Addleshaw Goddard, where he has been a partner in their London office since 2017. He advises companies, investors and creditors on financial or operational turnaround, as well as contingency planning and M&A. He has broad experience across a number of sectors including travel and leisure, financial services, retail, manufacturing, heavy industry and fin tech.
DLA Piper’s UK Head of Restructuring, Robert Russell, said: “We are investing significantly in strengthening our Restructuring team and James’ appointment, together with the recent arrival of partner David Manson, supports our active growth agenda and complements our ambitious plan for the practice. These hires create an even stronger platform from which to service our clients and will work closely with our existing team to strategically drive the practice forward.”
DLA Piper’s Restructuring practice has had exceptional growth over the last few years attracting a number of high-profile international restructuring mandates including Bristow Helicopters, Four Seasons Health Care and global insolvencies and distressed situations such as Abraaj and Thomas Cook. The UK team has over 50 dedicated lawyers across six offices including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield. Clients range from debt and equity investors, financial advisers, boards, governments and development banks. The team also advises financial institutions on leveraged, syndicated, club and bilateral matters.