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David McLeish


David advises clients across a range of industries on UK and international transactions but with a focus on the gambling, technology and sports sectors.

“I’ve spent over 20 years advising companies on M&A transactions, joint ventures, fundraisings and re-organisations. I was previously General Counsel at a leading listed gambling software supplier and advise some of the leading operators, suppliers and other stakeholders in the betting and gaming sector on their M&A and commercial deals, together with their regulatory and compliance strategies.

Having worked in-house as part of a management team for a number of years, I understand the commercial drivers of a project as well as the legal obstacles and can help navigate problems and unlock value to achieve the best outcome for my clients. Clients say I am “unflinchingly commercial, realistic and pragmatic”. My sons wish I took the same approach to their homework.”

He is at the top of his game.

Chambers Global, 2023