David Bates

Senior counsel

David is an English law qualified solicitor, registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales, who co-heads our business office in Silicon Valley. David has over 20 years' experience in international mergers & acquisitions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, and other complex corporate & commercial transactions in the technology sector.

David concentrates on advising US clients in their time-zone and in assisting them on their M&A activity, investments and expansion plans to the UK. Additionally, David is responsible for coordinating the advice of members of our international teams to our US clients across the breadth of sectors and geographies in which we operate.

Prior to joining Taylor Wessing in 2014, David was a partner in the London office of a large US law firm.

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