Expertise

David is a corporate and commercial lawyer based in the firm’s Edinburgh office and spends a number of days a week in the Aberdeen Office.

David advises on transactional corporate matters, joint ventures, business process and IT outsourcing arrangements, software licensing and 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 technology 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 with Topaz Energy and Marine in Dubai, on the reorganisation of its international oilfield service and engineering business.

Experience
  • Advising in relation to the follow on investment led by Smedvig Capital and Panoramic Growth Equity in Captify Media Limited (market leading search retargeting technology provider).
  • Advising FNZ UK Limited on its 'Fintech' material outsourcing services contracts with various blue-chip financial services clients including Standard Life, HSBC, Mercer, Aviva and Santander.
  • Advising in relation to the disposal of an equity interest in oil and gas services company Rigquip Limited and the subsequent establishment of oil and gas services company MRDS.
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