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David Dowsett, Senior Associate

David Dowsett

Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering

Practice notes

David is a senior associate in our Construction & Engineering group specialising in transactional work and project advisory services for a broad range of clients across the public, financial services, transport, real estate and IT/technology sectors.

He advises on all a issues from the inception of projects right through delivery to handover and operational management, including in relation to procurement strategy and preparation of the full range of construction documentation. He also works closely with our Corporate, Real Estate and Financial Services groups advising on construction issues in connection with purchases, acquisitions and development financing.

Acting for employers (both private and public sector), developers and institutional investors, David has extensive experience across development and infrastructure projects in the build environment sector including major sports infrastructure, commercial and industrial assets, and residential and mixed-use developments. His recent experience includes:

  • Acting for a major global tech firm as lead counsel on their expansion and fit-out of office and tech hubs across the UK and EMEA;
  • Advising on the procurement and delivery of maintenance, refurbishment and development projects as part of a £6bn high-end mixed-use property portfolio in the West End for a Middle Eastern investor;
  • Acting on the stadium redevelopment for a leading Premiership football club, advising on procurement strategy and full suite of construction documentation for the project;
  • Acting as lead construction counsel on build-to-rent PRS developments schemes across the UK for various investor and developer clients with a combined value in excess of £600m;
  • Advising on the construction procurement aspects of the restructuring and remobilisation of a PFI Hospital development project following the insolvency of Carillion Plc;

David also regularly delivers training sessions to clients on a broad range construction and development matters.