William D. Davis

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 8334
Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 8334
William D. Davis

William D. Davis

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Biography

William D. Davis II represents companies in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including securities offerings, US Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, corporate restructurings, venture capital financings, and general corporate and securities law matters.

Will has extensive experience in cross-border, multijurisdictional transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and redomestication transactions. His representation encompasses companies and transactions in a variety of industries and includes the representation of domestic and foreign issuers.

With regard to securities transactions, Will represents issuers and underwriters in a variety of registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including convertible and straight debt offerings, initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on equity offerings and listings of American depositary receipts and global depositary receipts in registered transactions, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings as well as tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations.


Professional experience

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LL.M, Securities & Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999
JD, with Honors, Certificate in Comparative & International Law, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1998
BA, English Literature, Franklin & Marshall College, 1995

  • Texas State Bar

Will's recent significant matters include:

  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its US$470 million acquisition of a Peruvian company.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its global entity rationalization and restructuring project (involving more than 45 countries).
  • Represented an NASDAQ-listed company in its US$460 million acquisition of a Canadian private company.
  • Represented an NASDAQ-listed company in its redomestication from Delaware to the UK (valued at US$1.8 billion).
  • Represented a Texas-based academic health science center in its joint venture with a Japanese healthcare corporation.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its US$1.3 billion registered offering of senior notes.
  • Represented an LSE-listed company in its acquisition of a US private company.
  • Represented an ASX-listed company in its US initial public offering.
  • Represented a private oil and gas exploration and production company in its US$750 million sale to an NYSE-listed company.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its multi-jurisdictional entity rationalization and restructuring project (involving more than 20 countries).
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its redomestication from Delaware to the UK (valued at US$4.29 billion).
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its concurrent US$1.4 billion registered offering of senior notes and US$700 million tender offer for senior notes.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its joint venture with a Russian manufacturing company (valued at US$2 billion)..
  • Represented an ASX-listed company in the AUD$127 million sale of its construction business to a publicly-traded company.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its EUR690 million acquisition of a Spanish company with multi-jurisdictional operations.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its redomestication from Bermuda to Ireland (valued at US$4.7 billion).
  • Represented an NYSE-listed company in its US$490 million acquisition of a portion of a Russian services company.
  • Acritas Star, Acritas, 2019
  • Member, Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
  • Member, Houston Bar Association

Knowledge

SEC expands number of registrants

Publication | July 9, 2018