David Ludwick is a US partner based in London with more than 25 years’ experience who specializes in capital markets. He has extensive experience on a broad range of equity securities offerings (including IPOs, private placements, depositary receipts, rights issues and block trades) and debt transactions (including high yield, investment grade, convertible debt, hybrid securities and liability management transactions). He has broad global experience advising a wide range of companies seeking to access the US and international capital markets, as well advising investment banks and other financial intermediaries. David’s clients come from various sectors including consumer, financial institutions, biotech and pharmaceuticals, energy and natural resources and real estate. David has advised on transactions in numerous countries including Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is recognized as a leading capital markets lawyer by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.
David joined Freshfields in 2015. He previously worked at Linklaters (in London and Hong Kong -- where he headed their US practice in Asia) and Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York). He has practiced for a decade in each of London and Hong Kong, prior to which he spent several years practicing in New York. David clerked for Judge Francis Altimari on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School (1993).