David Melville

David Melville, Chief counsel

Chief counsel

David is responsible for managing Smartmatic's global response and approach to all strategic legal matters, such as intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, competition, and dispute resolution.

He has some 25 plus years experience as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

He's an acknowledged senior technical and strategic advisor, having worked as director and general counsel in a variety of global companies, such as France Telecom (where he was director of regulatory affairs) and Amazon (UK legal director).

David has significant global experience in litigation and dispute resolution, business operations, corporate transactions, legal and regulatory compliance.

He joined Smartmatic in September 2011 after a period working as an independent legal consultant in the Middle East.

David graduated with an Honors’ Degree in law from the University of Wales and also studied at the College of Law, Chester. He is an alumnus of the Babson College Retail Management Programme and is a qualified arbitrator.