David Allinson, Global Vice Chair of Latham & Watkins' Corporate Department, counsels leading private equity firms and public companies on a range of complex M&A transactions and general corporate matters.

Mr. Allinson draws on more than two decades of experience serving as a strategic advisor to clients. He applies a commercially focused approach to help clients structure and execute transactions involving diverse industries, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure, healthcare, and technology sectors. His clients include private equity firms as well as public and private companies.

Mr. Allinson’s practice encompasses:

  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Take-private transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Carve-outs
  • Co-investments
  • Corporate governance matters

Mr. Allinson previously served as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices.

Mr. Allinson has received broad industry recognition as a leading corporate practitioner. Among his honors, he was featured in the Financial Times’ US Innovative Lawyers Report for representing The Blackstone Group in its US$1.5 billion equity investment in Cheniere Energy Partners. He has been profiled by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star, and by The New York Times in the publication’s Facebook of Wall Street’s Future list. Mr. Allinson is also regularly cited by The Legal 500 US and Chambers USA for his transactional work.

Mr. Allinson’s experience includes representing:

  • Consortium of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Global Infrastructure Partners in the US$6.2 billion acquisition of ALLETE, Inc.
  • Aera Energy, CPPIB, and IKAV in Aera's US$2.1 billion all-stock merger with California Resources Corporation
  • Inovalon, a leading provider of cloud-based platforms empowering data-driven healthcare, in its US$7.3 billion take-private sale to an equity consortium led by Nordic Capital
  • Romeo Power in its stock-for-stock merger with Nikola Corporation
  • T-Mobile in its agreement with DISH to divest Sprint’s prepaid businesses and Sprint’s 800 MHz spectrum assets for approximately US$5 billion
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in a number of transactions, including its: 
    • US$2 billion sale of Great River Hydro, the largest hydropower fleet in New England, to Hydro-Québec
    • US$1.92 billion acquisition of PSEG’s 6,750-megawatt fossil generating portfolio
    • US$2.1 billion acquisition with the Blackstone Energy Group of four power plants from American Electric Power
    • Acquisition and sale of Leeward Renewable Energy
  • The Blackstone Group in a number of transactions, including its:
    • US$2.15 billion equity investment in NIPSCO
    • US$7 billion sale of its stake in Cheniere Energy Partners
    • US$1 billion equity financing of FirstEnergy
  • Searchlight Capital Partners in its take-private acquisition of Hemisphere Media Group, a leading US media company targeting the US Hispanic and Latin American markets
  • Consonance Capital Partners in a number of transactions, including its acquisitions of PMC, Priority on Demand, Sellers Dorsey, Orsini, and Enclara Healthcare
  • Carlyle Power Partners and Cogentrix Energy in a number of transactions, including the acquisitions of Rhode Island State Energy Center and multiple cogeneration facilities from Cascade Investment
  • ReNew Power, an India-based pure-play renewable energy producer, in its US$8 billion business combination with RMG Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC
  • Property Solutions Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its US$3.4 billion business combination with Faraday Future, a developer of electric vehicles
  • Blue Road Capital in a number of transactions, including its acquisitions of NatureSweet, Keany Produce, B&W Quality Growers, and Diamond of California
  • Bridgepoint Advisors Limited in its acquisitions of RoC Skincare and Kyriba Corporation
  • CVC Capital in a number of transactions, including the acquisition of The Alpha Corporation of Tennessee
  • IFM Investors in its acquisition of interests in Global Container
  • Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking division in its acquisition of Capital Vision Services from Atlas Partners and CDPQ
  • Ribbon Communications in a number of transactions, including the merger of Sonus Networks and Genband, and its acquisition of ECI Telecom Group
  • Dubai International Capital in its US$1.7 billion sale of Mauser Group to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Global Crossing in its merger with Level 3 Communications
  • Entain Holdings in its creation of BetMGM with MGM Resorts
  • RMG Acquisition Corp., a SPAC, in its US$1.3 billion business combination with Romeo Systems, an energy technology company

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, New York University School of Law, 1995
  • BA, Colgate University, 1992
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa