Mr. Pearce is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the London. He advises corporate, financial sponsor and investment banking clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings and listings. He has almost 20 years’ experience in advising European and US public companies and their advisers on private M&A transactions, takeovers and equity capital raisings. He also advises on corporate governance matters and corporate and securities law and regulation, with extensive experience in advising on the UK Listing, Prospectus, Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the UK Takeover Code. He is recognised as a leading M&A and ECM lawyer by a number of industry publications, including Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.