Joseph Scrace
  1. Associate

Mr. Scrace is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. He advises corporate and investment banking clients on public and private M&A transactions, securities offerings and general corporate advisory matters.

Work Highlights

  • Charles Taylor on its £285 million takeover by Lovell Minnick
  • Comcast on its £30.6 billion competitive takeover of Sky and $65 billion proposed acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox 
  • ContourGlobal on its £1.7 billion IPO and London premium listing
  • Financial advisers to Apollo Management IX on its £3.3 billion proposed acquisition of RPC Group
  • Heineken on its €1.3 billion acquisition of Brasil Kirin from Kirin Holdings
  • Natura on its €1 billion acquisition of The Body Shop from L’Oréal
  • Nuvei on its $889 million takeover of SafeCharge
  • Technip on its $17 billion merger with FMC Technologies
  • Temenos on its £1.4 billion takeover offer for Fidessa

Before joining Davis Polk, key transactions Mr. Scrace advised on included:

  • GE on its $2.2 billion sale of its European sponsor finance business to SMBC
  • B&M European Value Retail on its £2.7 billion IPO and London listing


  • Rising Star - M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £500 million+ (Legal 500 UK, 2019)

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2016
  • Clifford Chance, 2013-2016

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales


  • LL.B., University of Bristol, 2011
    • first-class honours