David E Brennan Partner Co-Chair of Global Tech

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2005 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

David E Brennan

David is a partner in the corporate team and Co-Chair of the firm's global tech Group. His practice focuses mainly on equity capital markets and also on public and private mergers and acquisitions. He has advised both issuers and sponsors on numerous IPOs and secondary fundraisings (including placings, open offers and rights issues), particularly of AIM and dual listed companies.

David is also a member of the firm's US sales team and leads the team responsible for New York.


David's acts for start-up companies at the beginning of their life cycle, through to established quoted companies. His practice is predominantly international in nature and he therefore regularly coordinates advice across a variety of jurisdictions to ensure a consistent approach, regardless of where the client is doing business.


He has considerable experience advising on public takeovers, private acquisitions and international joint ventures in various sectors, but with a particular emphasis on both tech and natural resources.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      Who's Who Legal: Mining
    • Rankings & Awards
      Legal 500, Corporate and Commercial - Flotations
    • Rankings & Awards
      Legal 500, Projects, Energy & Natural Resources
    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
    • Career
      Gowlings (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2012

    • Career
      Gowlings (UK) LLP, senior associate
  • 2005

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2003

    • Career
      Cobbetts LLP, trainee solicitor to director
  • 2002

    • Education
      University of Northumbria, Legal Practice Course
  • 1998

    • Education
      University of Dundee, LLB (Hons)