David Smith's practice focuses on the taxation issues relevant to domestic and international corporate transactions and commercial activities. His experience includes advising on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, demergers, reorganisations, joint ventures, private equity transactions, flotations and international structuring.

David also has considerable employment tax experience, advising on all PAYE and national insurance related matters, including the tax treatment of remuneration packages and termination payments, PAYE compliance, employment intermediaries and global mobility.

David is a regular contributor to tax and legal publications, including International Tax Review, Tax Journal and LexisNexis. In addition, David is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and is a recognised individual in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

David is a partner in the DLA Piper tax team and is responsible for the Leeds corporate tax practice.