David is an experienced corporate lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, having worked in the City and West End. He advises a broad range of corporate and private clients on acquisitions and disposals, private and public fund-raisings (in particular AIM, Standard List and ISDX) and general company law and company secretarial matters.
David also advises start-ups (particularly in the tech sector) and on joint ventures, LLP and partnership formation.
Much of his work is corporate transactions across a broad range of business sectors, with a particular focus on the technology, marketing and media, sport and leisure, and professional services sectors. David has worked on a number of high profile transactions on a variety of acquisitions, joint ventures and disposals. In recent years, he has also gained particular expertise in the oil and gas sector, advising clients on IPO’s and ancillary fund-raisings.
David is well able to understand matters from a client perspective, having spent time working in industry as Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for an AIM-listed financial services business, and having served on the board as a Non Executive Director for an AIM-listed financial training company.
His clients value his commercial experience and his commonsense approach to transactions and company law matters. He is viewed as pragmatic, focused and always accessible. David also enjoys networking and meeting new and long-standing clients.
David is married with two sons. He is an FA Qualified level 1 coach and a qualified football referee. In his spare time he also manages a junior football team and acts as the Legal Affiliate for Swansea City Supporters Trust (which owns 21% of Swansea City Football Club). Hailing from Swansea originally David (Dai), has followed the Swans for 40 years, having watched them rise from the bottom to the top division. David is also an avid follower of the Ospreys and Welsh rugby generally and also Glamorgan cricket. He also enjoys food and wine and takes an interest in current affairs.