David Mardle is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences group with 20 years of experience advising on financings and M&A transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors. Leveraging his significant M&A experience combined with his general corporate and capital markets expertise, Mr. Mardle now concentrates his focus on representing emerging companies providing counsel on corporate and capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Mr. Mardle was a partner at Taylor Wessing LLP.

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Mr. Mardle is one the longest-standing legal practitioners in the European venture capital community, and over the last 20 years has advised numerous companies seeking equity capital and those that invest in them on equity financings and M&A.

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Mr. Mardle serves as secretary to Cambridge Network, a networking organization for business people and academics working in technology fields in the Cambridge area of the UK. The businesses and organizations that make up its membership are typical of those found in the “Cambridge Cluster” or Silicon Fen.

Mr. Mardle is also a member of the working group of the British Venture Capital Association for the model documents for equity investment transactions.


Mr. Mardle was recognized by Chambers UK 2021 and 2022 for his work in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment. Mr. Mardle is ranked in the top band for venture capital in Chambers UK, where he is described as a “very practical and commercial lawyer,” and as a Leading Individual and Recommended Lawyer in Legal 500 UK.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree, Law, 1988
University of Oxford



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