David L. Irvine

Biography

David is qualified as both a lawyer and accountant. He has acted on some of the largest and most complex restructurings and bankruptcies in history and has significant experience in advising on financing and restructuring transactions, particularly in the context of financially troubled debtors; advising administrators, debtors, creditors, potential acquirers, and investors both within and outside formal insolvency processes.

David also advises multi-asset managers, private equity, infrastructure, real estate, debt and hedge fund sponsors and management teams on the domestic and international aspects of fund structuring, tax efficient incentivisation arrangements and tax issues associated with their investment programmes. He advises a number of institutional investors on their investments with and into private funds as well as providing them with assistance in relation to their own account transactions and strategic advice on managing their tax profile.

David is recommended for tax work related to funds, restructuring and insolvency by Legal 500 UK and ranked by Chambers and Partners for tax, where he is described as being “extremely knowledgeable, precise and approachable”.

Contact details

T +44 (0)20 7469 2131 / d.irvine @kirkland.com

Areas of Practice

Tax

Year Qualified

1999

Education

BA (Hons) UNSW
LLB UNSW
MComm UNSW
LLM USyd

Memberships

Solicitor NSW Australia
Solicitor E&W
Chartered Accountant Australia & NZ