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Joseph Scrace

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

Recent transactions have included advising:

  • Natura Cosméticos on its €1 billion acquisition of The Body Shop from L’Oréal
  • Heineken on its €1.025 billion acquisition of Brasil Kirin from Kirin Holdings Company 
  • Technip on its $17 billion merger with FMC Technologies
  • Cell Medica Limited on its £60 million Series C investment round with participation from existing investors Touchstone Innovations, and funds managed by Invesco Perpetual and Woodford Investment Management

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 SA on its £2.7 billion IPO and London listing

Professional History

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


  • Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP
    5 Aldermanbury Square
    EC2V 7HR
    P: +44 20 7418 1314
    F: +44 20 7710 4814

    Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP is a limited liability partnership formed under the laws of the State of New York, USA, and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with registration number 566321.

Practice Focus

  • Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales


  • LL.B., University of Bristol, 2011
    • First Class Honours