David Patient

Managing Partner, Travers Smith

Jurisdiction: UK

Specialism at work

International M&A


Favourite hobby

Anything with my family


Best piece of advice

Don’t take it personally


50 word overview

David trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 1999. He established the firm’s Paris office in the same year and, after several years of splitting his time between London and Paris, was appointed Managing Partner of the firm with effect from 1 January 2015.

Prior to his appointment as the firm’s Managing Partner, David for many years headed the firm’s International Committee, which coordinates the firm’s close relationships with leading independent law firms around the world. David specialises in international M&A and is a member of the International Issues Committee of the Law Society, and of the 30% Club.