David Brooks


David advises corporates and private equity sponsors on a broad range of intellectual property and commercial issues across the sports, retail, technology and healthcare sectors.

David has recently advised on a number of high-profile sports investments, with a particular focus on the protection and exploitaton of commercial rights. 

David frequently advises on large-scale multi-jurisdictional separation projects involving a broad spectrum of commercial agreements connected with the merger, acquisition, disposal or outsourcing of business units, and in particular in the context of carve-outs.

His work on commercial agreements covers the full waterfront of IP rights, including licensing, merchandising, image rights, endorsement and sponsorship arrangements.

David qualified at Freshfields in 2002 and has worked in the firm’s London, New York and Singapore offices.


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