David Naylor

David is a partner and co-head of the firm’s technology group. He specialises in working with technology, media, communications and IP-focused businesses and investors and advises some of the world’s leading companies in these sectors. He has significant experience serving as outside general counsel to US and European companies on international business expansion and cross-border, multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. He also has an established reputation as a trusted advisor to fast growth digital media, internet and mobile technology businesses. He is a mentor on a number of London’s leading accelerator programs, the founder of a network for CEOs and company founders, and also an entrepreneur himself, having co-founded the social FitTech company, Racefully. He is also a fellow of the British American Project and has an MBA from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

  • Recent experience

    • Advising a top ten global telecom operator on a cross-border deal to develop and deploy a new OTT messaging and mobile commerce platform, and on international privacy and telecom regulatory matters
    • Advising the world’s largest manufacturer of Bitcoin mining hardware on cross-border commercial arrangements with integrators, resellers and commercial partners
    • Advising a leading supplier of Internet of Things devices and services on a cross-border supply deal
    • Advising a new Blockchain technology money transfer service on strategic structuring matters, establishing in the UK, IP protection, and on various commercial arrangements
    • Advising a leading Blockchain technology company on a strategic partnering arrangement with a global banking consortium
    • Advising a digital mapping business on strategic IP matters and on the development of a new consulting and cloud-based services model, as well as on domestic and international agreements with customers
    • Providing strategic IP advice to the developer of a new multiplayer mobile game
    • Acting as outside counsel and providing strategic advice to numerous fast growth companies on angel and venture capital funding rounds