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Alex Tamlyn

Chair Boardroom Counsel

Alex Tamlyn has extensive experience in cross border corporate governance and directors' duties, together with UK and international securities offerings and securities regulation. He chairs DLA Piper's Boardroom Counsel practice which provides evidence-based support to the lifecycle of boardroom needs. It promotes the quality and resilience of board decisions, helps manage legal & regulatory risk, enhance reputation and licence to operate, and drives sustainable value creation. He is a member of the firm’s Sustainability and ESG steering group.

In July 2018, Alex became a director of London main market listed British & American Investment Trust plc. Moreover he serves as Chair of the Primary Markets Group of the London Stock Exchange – a body of senior representatives of issuers, investors and advisers who meet to explore issues affecting the LSE's Primary Markets. This provides DLA Piper with a unique insight into current and impending capital markets rules, regulations and policy.

In 2021 and 2022 Alex was appointed to the Advisory Boards of, respectively, the Institute of Directors Centre for Corporate Governance and the Cambridge University Institute of Sustainability Leadership. Alex led DLA Piper's EMEA Capital Markets practice from 2003-2023 and has over 30 years of experience advising clients on corporate finance, UK and international securities offerings.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • University of Wales, LLB (Hons)


  • Legal 500 recommends Alex in both their Equity Capital Markets categories (Small-Mid Cap and Mid-Large Cap).

Memberships And Affiliations

  • The Law Society
  • Lincoln's Inn
  • Member of the London Stock Exchange Primary Markets Group