David Blackburn

David Blackburn

Director, London

David advises international companies on political and regulatory risk in the UK.

He specialises in financial services, covering life insurers, pension funds, asset managers and banks. He also advises companies on Brexit, corporate governance policy and the political debate around competition.

His clients include Prudential, M&G, the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund, RBS Group, Rothesay Life, SWIFT and Aston Martin Lagonda. His transaction experience includes the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda; GKN’s response to an unsolicited bid by Melrose; 21st Century Fox’s bid for Sky plc; and News Corporation’s acquisition of Wireless Group.

He joined Brunswick from The Spectator magazine, where he worked as a current affairs and politics journalist.