David Clark


David Clark is a very experienced and highly regarded Corporate and Commercial lawyer. David has particular expertise in corporate, finance, pensions and insolvency law and has advised on transactions with values of up to £100 million. His clients have ranged from start-up companies to large institutions including UK and overseas private and public companies, as well as governments and state trading agencies. David is ranked as a leader in his field in the Chambers Directory 2009.

Transactional experience

  • Acquisitions of companies for overseas quoted client in the data sector, value of over £25 million
  • Two referrals to OFT in respect of these acquisitions; all cleared unconditionally
  • Advising UK of US multinational on repayment of loan stock, associated dividers and clearance from Pensions Regulator with value of £44 million
  • Advising management on secondary MBO, transaction value £20 million
  • Advising FTSE 100 company on several outsourcing transactions
  • Advising major charity on various outsourcing agreements in educational sector
  • Advising major banks on structuring of various funding transactions
  • Advising FTSE 250 company on corporate governance issues
  • Advising various pension funds and employers on pensions issues

Career Clifford Chance, Linklaters, British Alcan Plc, Clarks Solicitors, joined IBB 2005

Key dates: Qualified 1983


Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on acquisition and development finance mandates, with particular emphasis on the construction sector. Recent highlights include advising a property investment group on a £12m refinancing of a shopping centre and retail/residential investment property. Ross Johnstone heads the practice, which includes corporate finance experts Adam Dowdney and David Clark, and real estate finance specialist Gemma Coles".

Legal 500 in 2016 says:

"From the firm’s Uxbridge base David Clark’s team at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) acts for several multinational clients, including Renault UK and Cegedim."

Legal 500 in 2015 says:

"David Clarke has been highly active on a range of corporate real estate and private equity matters for clients such as Moorfield Group and Wise Hotel. "

Legal 500 in 2014 says:

"David Clark is head of the practice. IBB is ‘excellent in the service it provides', and ‘understands business intricacies very well'. The team advises on corporate reorganisations, M&A and private equity deals, acting for major clients such as Renault, Cummins, Lands Improvement Holdings, and Trans-Siberian Gold plc."

Chambers in 2019 says:

"David Clark is a consultant at the firm and has substantial experience in corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance matters".

Chambers in 2018 says:

"David Clark's expertise spans corporate finance and reorganisations, as well as M&A. He recently advised Trans-Siberian Gold on its high-value share capital reduction". 

Chambers in 2017 says:

"David Clark 'is a real gentleman, his knowledge is fantastic and he has a wealth of experience which always comes in handy,' according to clients. He is considered an expert in M&A work, corporate reorganisations and corporate financial matters."

Chambers in 2016 says:

"David Clark enjoys a "very good reputation" for corporate work in the region, with clients particularly praising his responsiveness to their needs. He handles a wide range of transactional matters on behalf of clients of all sizes."

Chambers in 2015 says:

"One source said of David Clark: 'We are very impressed with him. We find him to be extremely efficient and strong at communicating with us.' He was the lead partner on the Strata Residential matter."

Team Corporate and Commercial Charities Based Capital Court - Uxbridge