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Practice areas

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate

David is a partner in the firm’s corporate team and acts for private businesses, family businesses, entrepreneurs and investors.

Legal 500 note that David "combines technical excellence with a realistic and commercial approach".

He has long-standing client relationships across a number of industry sectors, including technology, financial services and luxury brands and has a particular interest in the legal challenges and opportunities arising from 4IR and blockchain. David is also a member of the Advisory Board of Ocean Bottle - an exciting start up with a mission to remove plastic from our oceans - and has a focus on issues linked to sustainability.

He is also recognised for his expertise in corporate restructuring and finance.

Expertise

  • Legal 500, 2018:

    David "combines technical excellence with a realistic and commercial approach"

    ‘An iron fist inside an elegant velvet glove"

    Legal 500, 2017:

    David is ‘easy to deal with and technically sound, and provides practical solutions.

    • Advising the board of a nationwide retailer on a private equity funded restructuring process.
    • Advising a senior industry figure in his participation in a complex and high value carried interest structure.
    • Providing strategic advice to the CEO of a listed company with a US focus on his involvement in a highly sensitive group restructuring.
    • Advising a private bank on the successful funding of a real estate development with a gross development value in excess of £100m
    • Providing strategic advice to a fintech company on its early stage development.
    • Advising a private bank in its participation in the Bank of England's Funding For Lending Scheme.
    • Acting for a multi-generational family on the restructuring and disposal of its retail and property holdings. The businesses was based on Bond Street with a value in excess of £30 million and the matter involved a disposal to an Italian luxury brand.

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