Expertise

David is a corporate and commercial lawyer based in the firm’s Edinburgh office.

David advises on transactional corporate matters, business process and IT outsourcing arrangements and software/technology and IP exploitation. He has a particular focus on private equity, venture capital work and in working with entrepreneurs seeking to exploit new technologies. David leads the digital sector group in Scotland and is a notary public internationally registered with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 

In the past David has worked in-house in Dubai seconded to Topaz Energy and Marine, on the reorganisation of its international oilfield service and engineering business. David is recognised as a leading individual in The Legal 500 under the IT & Telecoms category and noted as particularly active in the digital and fintech sectors in relation to corporate transactions.

Experience

Some of David's recent activity includes:

  • Advising FNZ UK Limited on its 'Fintech' material outsourcing services contracts with various blue-chip financial services clients including HSBC, Santander and Old Mutual Wealth (Quilter). 
  • Advising in relation to the sale by MBO of ICS Learn an e-learning technology business based in Glasgow to a management team backed by Primary Capital.
  • Advising a leading national building society on its strategic venture capital investments into a number of fintech businesses.
  • Advising Par Equity on its technology investments into (amongst others) Snap40, Censo Biotechnologies, Earth Rover and Particle Analytics. 

 

Professional memberships
  • Law Society of Scotland 
Education
  • Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Aberdeen
  • Diploma in International Finance and Trade Laws, Universite Francois Rabelais de Tours
  • LLB Law, University of Aberdeen
  • Year qualified - 2006