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David Lee

David Lee


I specialise in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions, acting for clients in a range of sectors, with a particular focus on innovative sectors including cryptoassets, blockchain, and cannabis/cannabinoid businesses.


I am a corporate lawyer primarily focused on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. I advise entrepreneurial clients, often in novel sectors, on a range of corporate matters, including admissions to trading, fundraisings, acquisitions and disposals.

With a focus on technology and novel sectors, my experience has included advising newly established cryptoasset and cannabinoid businesses from inception to their admission to market, and on an ongoing basis thereafter. These businesses often face novel issues, where there is not an ‘established path’ for them to follow, and I strive to give accessible, practical and pragmatic advice to pre-empt or resolve these issues.

Outside of work, I seem to have inherited my Grandfather’s inquisitive engineer’s mindset, and I can often be found tinkering with tech in one shape or another, or doing DIY (why is it never a five minute job…?). Alternatively, I’ll be enjoying whatever car or motorsport related content I can find to watch.


We’re experienced in coordinating multi-jurisdictional teams to manage our clients’ needs around the globe and have good links with a number of firms in the main crypto-friendly jurisdictions. We combine our lawyers’ experience with that of the most appropriate local law firm. This enables us to provide our clients with advice from specialists with the most relevant experience in each jurisdiction, delivered in a collaborative way.


The cross-firm team provides the range of legal services required by clients across the industry spectrum, from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices companies to institutions or organisations that are involved in the research, development and sale of medicines, medical devices or nutritional products.


Advising on venture capital and growth capital investments, the team offers extensive experience of market practice enabling the delivery of VC fundraisings in a timely and efficient manner. Clients trust the team to work on unusual and complex matters and guide them through difficult investments which are frequently first-of-a-kind.


A full-service capital markets offering from lawyers who are experts in assisting domestic and international clients in raising new equity, either through admission to the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) Main Market, the AIM Market (AIM) or through a dual quotation if the company is already listed overseas.


A team with the expertise, track record and resources to service a wide range of domestic and international clients on large-scale transactions, and our clients range from entrepreneurs to quoted multinational corporations, we have particular strength and an established reputation in the mid-market.


We act across a broad swathe of corporate matters in the UK and internationally on both public and private deals.



  • Argo Blockchain PLC’s admission to the Standard Segment of the Official List and LSE’s Main Market – the first cryptoasset business to be admitted to the market.
  • Cellular Goods PLC’s admission to the Standard Segment of the Official List and LSE’s Main Market – admission of a novel synthetic CBD products business to the market.
  • Advising Equitix on acquisition of interests in a number of Building Schools for the Future projects
  • Sale of Pentesec Limited (a provider of managed security services ) to Charterhouse Voice & Data Limited
  • Sale of Kalahari Limited (a specialist foreign exchange rates and analytics company) to Fenics Software Limited (a subsidiary of the BGC Group)


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