Corporate & Commercial


David is a highly experienced corporate and commercial solicitor with particular specialisms in the retail and leisure sector.

He has a very broad experience in transactional matters and has been involved in numerous merger and acquisition deals, and with his team, is adept at handling very complex transactions in a pragmatic commercial manner. Indeed, for one client in the leisure sector David has acted on over 23 acquisitions in the last 18 months involving on many occasions very short timescales.

David’s expertise in these areas naturally extends to drafting and advising on shareholders agreements, options, agency agreements, distribution agreements, supply agreements and the entire suite of company documentation. In addition, David has many years’ experience of advising on joint ventures and providing advice to LLP’s and partnerships.

David also has specific expertise in brand licensing and for many years was retained as a brand licensing expert by a very large multinational textile company.

In addition, David has a deep knowledge and experience of commercial property, particularly in the retail and leisure sector, and has for many years acted for both international and domestic developers in relation to primary mezzanine lending on large-scale property financing. This knowledge extends to Sharia-compliant and Islamic finance transactions.

David Advises

  • SME owners, directors and employees
  • Large PLCs
  • Financial lenders and institutions
  • Property developers
  • A wide range of investors including private equity

Experience Highlights

  • Launching on behalf of a client a successful claim against Apple Corps Ltd representing the Beatles  in relation to the copyright in the Sgt Pepper album
  • Advising Swedish property developers on acquisitions of over £200 million worth of property in the central London market using Swedish financial instruments
  • Preparing and executing brand sale strategy on behalf of a large multinational textile company
    Advising on the largest UK hospitality crowdfund

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Cubism
  • Salamons Solicitors
  • Marston and Salamons
  • Richard Freeman & Co