David is a highly experienced commercial technology lawyer who has advised and led numerous large outsourcing, SI, Cyber, Cloud, global and local software, SaaS and IP deals in over 40 jurisdictions in all industry sectors and in public sectors. Many of the deals involved the resolution of complex regulatory, data protection and competition law issues. He particularly enjoys working with management (including C level) in supplier and customer organisations to resolve alleged “show-stoppers”.
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Following a 15 year career as a Royal Navy Warfare Officer (during which he qualified as a Mandarin Chinese linguist), David qualified and practised as a solicitor at Clyde & Co (in London and Hong Kong) for six years and then as an in-house solicitor at PCCW (Hong Kong and Asia Pacific); Reuters Group company (EMEA) and CSC/ DXC (global) for more than twenty years.
With a deep understanding of working as in-house counsel in global corporations, he now particularly enjoys working as a quasi in-house lawyer - advising many small tech start-ups as they grow and have to navigate the best routes to contract with those global giants.