David Wisbey


I am experienced and knowledgeable. I’m able to advise on a wide variety of matters. I am based in our Chelmsford office, and am available on 01245 453817.

I advise investors and businesses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and commercial law, locally, nationally and internationally, as well as advising lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured lending.
I have particular experience of health, automotive and technology sectors. International transactions have included advising a UK plc on the purchase of a company in Switzerland and a UK company on the sale of its German business, and advising on joint ventures in Singapore, Russia and Spain. I advise banks on a wide variety of matters, including acquisition finance, and borrowers when taking out, renewing or amending bank facilities.
At Birkett Long I have advised a major UK listed company in the healthcare sector on the funding for projects for the construction and operation of treatment centres. I advise clients locally and nationally on transactions in a variety of health-related sectors, but with a particular specialism in residential care. I advise an international car component and sub-system manufacturer (headquartered in France) on all its UK corporate activity and have advised them on business purchases, sales, contracts and contractual disputes. I also have experience of the retail market, having advised on the purchase and sale of car dealerships.
I have many years’ experience of assisting technology based companies, from “start ups” to public companies, on their corporate and commercial legal needs, including advising on business purchases and sales and contracts and contractual disputes. I advise on the terms for private equity or venture capital investment and have advised both companies and investors on investment agreements and funding and security documents.

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Commercial and Corporate Finance Team

We add value through our expertise, which is applied in a commercial way to ensure our clients are fully appraised of the likely risks and obligations involved with the contractual, corporate and transactional work we carry out.