David Judah


David Judah

Partner, Head of Corporate

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David specialises in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures and MBOs. His work in sectors as diverse as life sciences, fashion, logistics and telecommunications has made him “a key name for M&A” according to the Legal 500. 

He has a well-earned, formidable reputation for ‘making things happen’. His holistic approach has successfully guided many clients through boardroom and partnership issues and complex commercial disputes. He also advises a number of high net worth individuals with assets and business interests across the world.

Prior to joining Wallace, David was a partner in a leading Washington DC law firm and was the head of their business solutions group in London.

Selling a business is both technically and emotionally challenging. David and his team provided the highest level of technical excellence needed to get our transaction completed. Throughout the process they provided constant attention and support to myself and my leadership team to help us get over the finishing line. This, to me, is what makes David, his team, and Wallace as a firm, stand out in their profession.
— Neil Kipling, ex-CEO, IDBS

Work Highlights

  • Acting on the sale of ID Business Solutions (a leading provider of data management solutions to the pharmaceutical industry) to Danaher Corporation

  • Acting for a leading Canadian property development company in relation to a highly confidential £150 million acquisition of a corporate wrapped prime development site in central London.

  • Acting for the shareholders of international Logistics group W T SeaAir in the sale of the company to listed Australian company.

  • Acting for the shareholders in the sale of Models 1, Europe’s leading model agency, to Open Gate Capital.

  • Acting for fashion and design duo Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway in relation to Red or Dead, including the sale of Red or Dead to Pentland Group.

  • Acting for Demon Internet on numerous corporate and ecommerce deals and issues including its sponsorship deal with Fulham FC and its sale to Scottish Telecom for £66m.

  • Acting for the Spears family and trusts in the hotly contested takeover battle (between Barbie and Sindy rivals Mattel and Hasbro) of Scrabble company JW Spear and Sons PLC.

  • Acting on the incorporation and subsequent European roll out of Redbus Interhouse, and for the majority shareholder on flotation of Redbus on the London Stock Exchange.

  • Co-ordinating major High Court and Court of Appeal litigation on behalf of a long established Russian client to recover a multi-million pound investment induced by fraudulent misrepresentation. The case has been widely reported.



Qualified: 1981
Recommended by the Legal 500

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