David Shasha is a partner in Gowlings’ London office, heading the firm’s Energy Infrastructure and Mining Group’s activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
David has been practising as a commercial lawyer for over 30 years. During his career, he has advised on privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures and public and private offerings in the energy (oil & gas and power), mining, financial services and telecommunications sectors. His projects experience includes transactions in power, water, mining and infrastructure, in the UK and worldwide. Most of David’s work has involved advising on cross-border corporate transactions and project developments, often in emerging markets. He has particular expertise in Central and Eastern Europe, having worked on transactions in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Russia, the Slovak Republic and Ukraine.
Prior to joining Gowlings, David was for eight years a partner in the London office of a leading international law firm, where he specialised in corporate and project finance and was former head of its Energy & Infrastructure Sector. Prior to that, he spent almost 24 years (15 as a partner) at one of the world’s largest international law firms. He was responsible for the development of the firm’s activities in Central and Eastern Europe, including opening and managing its offices in Warsaw (1992), Budapest (1993) and Prague (1995).