David Strachan > Schofield Sweeney > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Schofield Sweeney
76 WELLINGTON STREET
LEEDS
LS1 2AY
England

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

David’s practice largely comprises acquisitions and disposals of businesses, fundraising activities, joint ventures, commercial contracts and advice on governance issues.  David acts for listed and privately owned companies in the UK, and for foreign corporations.  He is responsible for the firm’s relationships with some of its key clients.

Career

David was educated at Pocklington School and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.  He was a partner at Eversheds from 1989 to 2008, and has been a partner at Schofield Sweeney from 2008 to date.

David has held a number of external appointments, which have given him much practical experience of corporate governance and managing stakeholder interests.

Languages

French.

Memberships

David is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Education

Pocklington School; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA).

Leisure

David’s main interests are sport (esp. rugby union and tennis), fell walking/trekking and 15th & 16th century British history and modern European history.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

Schofield Sweeney‘s corporate and commercial practice group is led by David Strachan, Chris Schofield and Bradford-based Martin Sweeney, and is instructed on national and international transactions by large corporates. The team handles M&A, demergers and disposals, with Steven Millward leading on private equity fund mandates. Former commercial group head Luisa D’Alessandro left to join Tyr; Karen Crutchley now leads the team, which is experienced in corporate acquisitions, acting for IT and fintech sector clients.