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About Martha Davis

Martha is a senior associate in our global transactions group based in London.

Martha advises clients across a range of sectors on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate advisory and listed company matters.

Martha trained at the firm, which included a secondment to our Singapore office. As an associate, Martha has been on client secondment to the M&A legal team at Entain plc.

Recent work

In recent years, Martha has advised:

  • Keysight Technologies on its proposed takeover of Spirent Communications plc, a competitive public to private process;
  • BASF on the merger between Wintershall Dea and Harbour Energy, with the Wintershall Dea assets valued at US$11.2bn;
  • Equans (a subsidiary of Bouygues SA, listed in Paris), on the sale of Equans Urban Energy;
  • Entain plc on its £600m offer and institutional placing of new ordinary shares;
  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in relation to its investment in FNZ;
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation on its $8.8bn recommended acquisition of Meggitt plc;
  • Allied Universal on its recommended £3.8bn cash offer for G4S plc;
  • a consortium comprising APG Asset Management, National Pension Service of the Republic of Korea, and Swiss Life Asset Managers, on its acquisition of Brisa, the Portuguese toll road operator;
  • ArcLight Capital Partners on the disposal of Bizkaia Energia; and
  • Rio Tinto plc on the US$3.5bn disposal of its interests in the Grasberg gold and copper mine to Inalum, the Indonesian state-owned miner.



  • Trinity College Dublin (LL.B. and LL.M.)
  • BPP University Law School (Legal Practice Course)

Professional qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales