David Bowcock, Partner

David Bowcock, Partner, Fieldfisher

I am the Head of the Corporate department in the firm's Manchester office.

I qualified in 1992 and have been a corporate lawyer throughout my career advising public and private companies, private and institutional investors, family offices, entrepreneurs and directors on public and private mergers, acquisitions and fundraising's. 

My expertise is applicable across all sectors but I have been particularly active in advising providers of outsourced business services and healthcare investors and providers.

I have advised AIM listed Restore Plc, the 2016 AIM Company of the Year, on over 35 acquisitions including its £83 million acquisition of PHS Data Solutions, the 2018 Quoted Company Awards Deal of the Year, as its market capitalisation has increased from £8 million to over £600 million.

I have led teams which have won the Health Investor Law Firm of the Year and the North West Business Insider Law Firm of the Year and have been the North West Corporate Lawyer of the Year.

I have been a regular speaker on Manchester and Ashridge Business Schools' PLC directors course and a member of the London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group and a number of CBI and IOD committees.

I have been recognised as a leading Corporate lawyers by both Legal 500 and Chambers directories for over 20 years. In 2018 Chambers noted my "commercial understanding" and my "ability to understand (my) clients' businesses" while Legal 500 embarrassingly described me as a "real star".

I spend my spare time with my family, supporting Stoke City, battling with very small scale forestry management and walking.