David Patient, Managing Partner, Travers Smith LLP – London, United Kingdom. Travers Smith is a leading, independent UK law firm of around 400 lawyers, including 84 partners, and is headquartered in London. David became Managing Partner in January 2015, having previously been chair of the firm's International Strategy Board. He currently sits on the International Issues Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales. Prior to being appointed Managing Partner, David was a member of the firm's corporate group, where he focused on international mergers and acquisitions and private equity. David is also a member of the 30% Club.