David Elphinstone

David Elphinstone

Special Counsel


David advises companies, investors and entrepreneurs on corporate matters to help them achieve their business goals.

David is a special counsel in the London Transactions Group. David’s practice focuses on cross-border and domestic mergers & acquisitions as well as venture capital and private equity transactions, complex corporate reorganisations and joint ventures.

David has particular experience of advising clients in the insurance, technology and media sectors.

Education & Admissions

BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course, 2008)

BPP Law School, London (Graduate Diploma in Law, 2007)

University of Oxford (M.A., 2006)


  • England & Wales


Representative Transactions

  • Advised PIB Group on its acquisitions of aQmen Limited, Alto Insurance Group Ltd, Cooper Solutions Limited and Erskine Murray
  • Advised DAZN on the disposal of its stake in FC Diez Media to IMG/Endeavor
  • Advised Watchstone Group on the disposal of Ingenie
  • Advised Pattern on its acquisition of Practicology
  • Advised the shareholders of UK law firms O’Neill Patient and Grindeys Solicitors on their sale to Inflexion Private Equity
  • Advised the management team and founders of Secretsales on their MBO
  • Advised OpenOcean Capital on its investment in Sunlight.io alongside Robert Bosch Venture Capital
  • Advised Apricity, a digital fertility company backed by AXA, on its acquisition of Altrui
  • Advised Adhunter (t/a Adzuna) on its Series C fundraising led by Smedvig Capital
  • Advised Limejump on investments by Statkraft and SET Ventures

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales


The Legal 500 United Kingdom - Recommended Lawyer 2020  The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2019  
  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2020) in Venture Capital
  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2017 and 2019) in Flotations
David Elphinstone