David Carpenter focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and sales of businesses, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions. His practice also includes representing issuers and underwriters/managers on securities transactions, including private placements, Rule 144A transactions, and Regulation S offerings by international issuers, and advising on day-to-day compliance with securities law matters. He also represents corporate clients in negotiating and document relationships with outside investors, distributors and co-packers, and on corporate governance matters.
David serves as co-chair of Mayer Brown’s India practice and is active in advising clients on investment and joint venture activities in India. He also represents Indian issuers and underwriters in connection with international aspects of securities offerings, including foreign currency convertible bond transactions.
From March 1998 to June 2001, David served as Executive Vice President, Administration, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Metal Management, Inc (NYSE: MM), a publicly traded scrap metal recycler. David was named a “Dealmaker of the Week” by The American Lawyer in April 2012 for leading a Mayer Brown team that represented Nestlé in its $11.85 billion acquisition of Pfizer’s infant nutrition business.