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David Kendall, Partner at Penningtons Manches


David heads the business services division, with overall responsibility for its strategic direction, and is a member of the firm's strategy board. A senior partner in the corporate team, he specialises in advising on corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, MBOs/MBIs, reorganisations and insolvency-based transactions, as well as corporate joint ventures and shareholder disputes.

Acting for private and public limited companies, LLPs, partnerships and entrepreneurs, David has particular expertise in the technology and private wealth sectors. He is a member of the firm’s restructuring and insolvency team. A significant proportion of his work has an international element and he regularly advises non-UK based corporates.

David is recognised and highly ranked by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 where he is described as an ‘exceptional lawyer’ and having 'a rare mix of the technical and commercial which is vital to any M&A deal'.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising Rayner Group, the UK’s only manufacturer of intraocular lenses, on its acquisition of Moorfields Pharmaceuticals from the Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Representing shareholders on the sale of The Brand Architekts Limited, a cosmetics company with a portfolio of beauty and personal care brands sold globally, to Swallowfield plc.
  • Advising New Call Telecoms Limited on the sale of its Fuel Broadband business to the Post Office.
  • Acting for investor shareholders on the sale of Planet Cruise Limited to

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