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David Robinson

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David Robinson is a partner in the corporate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in equity capital markets and in both public company and private company mergers and acquisitions.

David acts for international and domestic clients across a range of industries and has particular experience in the resources, IT and publishing sectors.

An example of a transaction on which David has advised is Sirius Petroleum PLC’s readmission to AIM with a contemporaneous equity placing and entry into a convertible loan facility.

David’s expertise in both Flotations: Small & Mid-cap and Media and Entertainment is highlighted by the Legal 500.

He joined Fladgate on qualification in March 1995 and has been a partner since April 2000.


Trained Boodle Hatfield, qualified 1995; made partner at Fladgate 2000.


The Manchester Grammar School; University of Durham (BA Hons 1989, MA 1990); College of Law (1990-92).

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fladgate LLP, whose team is led by Grant Gordon, undertakes a wide ambit of purely AIM-related work for domestic and overseas-based companies, as well as NOMADs and brokers; its particular areas of sector strength are technology, energy and natural resources, and life sciences. David Robinson acted for Baskerville Capital Plc in its £1.8m placing and admission to the Standard list segment of the Main Market. Paul Airley and senior associate Linda Whittle advised PennPetro Energy Plc on its acquisition of oil and gas assets in Texas, and on its Main Market admission. Airley also handles Anglo-Canadian capital markets transactions.Avram Kelman has expertise in Anglo-Israeli matters. Nigel Gordon, whose experience of the AIM market dates back to its inception in 1995, acts for a number of companies that are dual-listed in the UK and South Africa. Senior associate Zehra Kofturcu is another name to note. Chris Chrysanthou departed for an in-house role at Alliance Pharma Plc.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Grant Gordon heads the team at Fladgate LLP, which acts for clients from the sports and entertainment, energy and natural resources, technology, hospitality and hotels sectors, among others. Ian Brent advised a school communication service on its sale to a private equity-backed provider of educational software solutions; Julian Lewis acted for automotive component and system supplier Magal Group on its sale to Arlington Industries; and Graham Spitz advised Zouk Capital on its investments in Green Hedge, InstaVolt and Huddle. SME market specialist David Robinson, Alex Kaufmann, who is particularly experienced in cross-border M&A transactions, and Mythily Katsaris, who co-heads the firm’s India desk, are also noted members of the team.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

Fladgate LLP has a particular expertise in mining transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe. In recent highlights, practice co-head Nigel Gordon assisted Xtract Resources with a capital raising by way of placing and acted for Papua Mining in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of BGM Investments and a conditional placing to raise up to £2m. Tri-Star instructed a team led by David Robinson to handle a series of transactions to restructure its balance sheet, including the conversion of loan notes into equity, and Paul Airley oversaw Opera's acquisition of Kibo Gold from Kibo Mining and the admission of the new group to the AIM. Senior associate Zehra Kofturcu is also name to note.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

With a particular strength in corporate transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe, the oil and gas offering at Fladgate LLP is spearheaded by Paul Airley who recently advised Roxi Petroleum on the proposed merger of its key assets, including the BNG project in Kazakhstan. David Robinson assisted PowerHouse Energy with a £2.5m placing and loan note conversion, and Grant Gordon and Nigel Gordon handled Eco Oil & Gas' admission to AIM and £5.09m placing. Also notable is consultant Neil Vickers who acted for Cantor Fitzgerald, GMP FirstEnergy and Stifel Nicolaus as joint bookrunners on a $40m accelerated bookbuild to enable TSX and SDX Energy to acquire the oil and gas assets of Circle Oil in Egypt and Morocco.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Fladgate LLP‚Äôs ‚Äėknowledgeable‚Äô team handles IP litigation and has expertise in the publishing and E-publishing sectors, advising on a range of acquisitions and disposals. Data protection, security, e-commerce, digital media and social media are also key areas of expertise. Digital Cinema Media, Parkway Entertainment and Concert Productions International are clients. Team head Eddie Powell¬†specialises in IP, technology and commercial law; James Earl heads the sports group; David Robinson¬†handles corporate transactions; and Alan Wetterhahn¬†handles commercial matters. Competition, regulatory and commercial lawyer Alex Haffner¬†has joined from Dentons.

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