David Spencer's business law practice includes mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. In his M&A practice, he advises buyers and targets, both public and private, with respect to merger and acquisition transactions, including take-over bids and plans of arrangement. In his corporate finance practice he advises both underwriters and issuers regarding various transactions, including initial public offerings, bought deals, MJDS offerings, subscription receipts and high yield financings. His corporate governance advisory work includes advising corporations and boards of directors with respect to general compliance issues and specific issues arising out of transactions. David's recent work includes representing Repsol S.A. in its acquisition of Talisman Energy Inc. for $15 billion, Flint Energy Services in its acquisition by URS Corporation for $1.25 billion, and SMART Technologies in its $660-million cross-border IPO. He is a Director of Parkland Fuel Corporation, a TSX-listed downstream company, and a member of its supply and business development committee.