David Y. Chough


New York
Phone number
(212) 808-7716

David Chough has broad corporate law experience advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities law compliance.

David has represented buyers, sellers, financial advisors, business development companies and other interested parties in private acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, investments and joint ventures.

One of his core strengths is drafting and negotiating complex agreements and helping clients find creative and pragmatic solutions to legal and business challenges in transactions. He has drafted merger, stock purchase, asset purchase and warrant agreements as well as disclosure schedules, amendments to agreements and fee letters.

David is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, and the various securities exchanges. He has prepared draft formation documents and SEC filings, including 1933 Act and 1934 Act filings.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Start-up Matters

Represented a privately held clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in its acquisition by a biotechnology company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies targeting life-threatening complications of liver cirrhosis.

Represented the a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company in its $3.3 billion merger of an American manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles, fuel-cell electric vehicles, and energy solutions.

Represented a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company in its $1.9 billion business combination agreement with a modern retirement solutions platform that provides customers with access to an innovative range of retirement offerings centered on the home.

Represented a special purpose acquisition company in its $1.08 billion business combination with an automated lending services to auto lenders.

Represented a Fortune 500 company in its $1.4 billion merger with a special purpose acquisition corporation.

Represented a publicly traded special purpose acquisition corporation with its $255 million business combination with a leading multi-national cannabis operator.

Securities and Capital Markets

Represented a leading supplier of beverage, food and aerosol packaging, metal closures, specialty packaging products and transit and protective packaging products, equipment and services in its €1.9 billion sale of its EMEA tinplate business to an affiliate of an American investment company that manages a family of investment funds.

Represented an internally managed, closed-end, business development company in its initial public offering of $50.0 million of 5.25% Notes.

Represented a Fortune 100 financial services organization that is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields, on behalf of the Real Estate Account, on their sale of $300 million Series A Senior Notes and $200 million Series B Senior Notes.