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David Jahoda

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

David is a Senior Associate in our Corporate department. He specialises in advising both underwriters and issuers on a wide range of equity capital markets transactions in the UK, the rest of Europe and worldwide. He advises on IPOs, rights issues and other secondary capital raisings, private placements, accelerated bookbuild transactions, other securities transactions (including global depositary receipts) and demergers. He also advises on equity capital markets aspects of M&A transactions and listed clients on their legal and regulatory obligations and corporate governance matters.

Between 2020 and 2021 David was in the equity capital markets/M&A legal team at HSBC in London where he gained significant commercial experience and advised on IPOs, rights issues, placing and open offers, placings, accelerated bookbuild transactions, convertible bonds, demergers, share buybacks and M&A related matters in the UK and EMEA. David trained and practised at a magic circle law firm in London for eight years and also spent time on secondment in the equity capital markets execution team at Credit Suisse in London. 

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Relevant experience

  • HSBC and Investec on an IPO and EGX listing of Rameda Pharmaceutical, Egyptian pharmaceutical group.
  • Underwriters on proposed IPO and London GDR listing of Rustranscom, Russian rail transportation company.
  • Pfizer on £10bn joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline to create a global consumer healthcare company.
  • Managers on US$1.5bn IPO and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange of SIG Combibloc, Swiss packaging manufacturer.
  • Port of Tallinn on its IPO and listing on the Tallinn Stock Exchange.
  • BGEO Group, Georgia focused platform, on demerger of its investment business from the banking business and London premium listings of both businesses.
  • Global Ports Holding, cruise port operator, on its US$500m London IPO.
  • Underwriters on capital raising and proposed IPO of Veneto Banca, Italian bank.
  • Frontera Resources Corporation, AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company, on various corporate and capital markets matters.
  • Underwriters on proposed IPO and London GDR listing of Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding, Czech energy company.
  • Underwriters on proposed IPO and London premium listing of Cypriot financial technology company.
  • J.P. Morgan and Is Yatirim on aborted IPO and listing on the Turkish stock exchange of Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc., Turkish aerospace, defence and telecommunications manufacturer and contractor.
  • Selling shareholders on IPO and London GDR listing of TBC Bank, Georgian universal bank.
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Nomura on IPO and London premium listing of Pets at Home, UK’s pet supplies retailer.
  • Tinkoff Credit Systems Bank, Russian provider of online retail financial services, on its US$1.1bn London IPO.
  • J.P. Morgan on €1.25bn share placing of KBC Group, Belgian banc-assurance group.
  • Evraz plc, multinational integrated steel and mining company, on its acquisition of controlling interest in OJSC Raspadskaya.
  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and SIB (Cyprus) Limited on London GDR listing and subsequent GDR placing of Globaltrans Investment plc, Russian railway freight operator.
  • TeliaSonera, as majority and selling shareholder, on IPO and London GDR listing of Kcell JSC, Kazakh telecommunications operator.
  • Underwriters on US$60 billion IPO of Glencore International Plc, Anglo–Swiss multinational commodity trading and mining company.

The above includes matters prior to joining CMS. 

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  • 2009 – LLM, BPP Law School, London
  • 2008 – LPC, BPP Law School, London
  • 2007 – GDL, BPP Law School, London 
  • 2006 – Masters (Mgr) in Law, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
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