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About Danny Spencer

Danny is a senior associate in our intellectual property and technology group.

He advises primarily on intellectual property, data and commercial matters. He focuses on cross-border technology transactions, including public and private M&A, licensing, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and emerging technologies. He also advises on IP risk management and disputes, including multi-jurisdictional brand protection.

Danny spent several years at the firm's London office before joining our US IP and technology transactions group.

He speaks French as well as his native English.

Recent work

  • London Stock Exchange Group on its acquisition of AcadiaSoft. 
  • Coupa on its pending $8 billion sale to Thoma Bravo.
  • Ericsson on the sale of its IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud businesses and related assets to Aeris Communications, Inc.
  • Siemens on the sale of its global low-voltage NEMA motors business to ABB.
  • Google on its pending $5.4 billion acquisition of publicly-traded Mandiant Inc., as well as related transactions with Blackstone and other private equity sponsor holders of convertible preferred stock of Mandiant.
  • Ericsson on its $6.2 billion acquisition of Vonage.
  • Axel Springer on its acquisition of Allbritton, including publications POLITICO, Protocol and POLITICO Europe (a joint venture with Allbritton).
  • A world-leading technology and consumer goods company in connection with several strategic acquisitions.
  • Aston Martin Lagonda on its strategic technology cooperation arrangement with Mercedes-Benz.
  • Several multinational clients on strategic data privacy and cyber security matters.
  • Mars, Inc. on the carve-out and disposal of the Mars Drinks business to Lavazza.
  • A chemicals company on its €5.9bn acquisition of significant components of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses and on its €1.7bn acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business, certain seed treatment assets and digital agriculture platform.
  • A leading investment bank on its global brand protection strategy.
  • AB InBev on multiple deals, including the sale of its Australian business and its £78.4bn acquisition of SABMiller.


University education

  • BBP University Law School – Legal Practice Course, pass with distinction
  • King’s College London, University of London – LLM in Law, pass with distinction and top of year
  • King’s College London, University of London – LLB in Law, first class honours

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Not admitted in New York or District of Columbia. Registered Foreign Legal Consultant, New York. Special Legal Consultant application pending, District of Columbia.