BA LL.B (cum laude) (University of the Witwatersrand)
David spent his formative years as a commercial litigator. He currently specialises in the firm’s entertainment, advertising, intellectual property, music, publishing, media, television, commercial and litigation areas.
David has particular expertise in the music industry and provides advice, training and services to a bouquet of clients including recording companies (both major and independent labels), prominent artists, songwriters, producers, advertisers, broadcasters, managers and content aggregators. He also provides assistance to clients in clearing music rights for use in newly developed platforms and formats.
David’s commercial expertise extends to sponsorship and endorsement agreements, content distribution agreements, providing advice on promotional competitions, vetting film and written content before publication for film producers, book publishers, advertisers and the like and general deal structuring.
He continues to render litigation services to the clients that he represents, including in the areas of contract and intellectual property.