David Stevens

David Stevens

E: stevens@harrishagan.com
T: 020 7002 7636
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David is a consultant to the firm specialising in all aspects of corporate work. David offers a wide range of corporate legal services, particularly in the field of mergers and acquisition, having had extensive experience internationally as General Counsel to a number of blue chip corporations. David read law at the London School of Economics and was a trainee and then an assistant solicitor with Slaughter and May before moving in house.

David has handled billion dollar transactions in Europe, USA, the Far East and Australia notably for SmithKline Beecham, WPP Group, Forte and BTR. He was a key member of the team that sold SmithKline Beecham’s personal care and veterinary businesses and bought Sterling Health and Diversified Pharmaceuticals. He was also one of the five man team that defended Forte from the hostile takeover from Granada which, while ultimately unsuccessful, saw the share price go from £2.75 prior the bid to £4 when the offer went unconditional. At BTR David managed the sale of businesses valued in excess of £5 billion.

David’s last in-house position was as General Counsel to IMS Health Inc, an S&P 500 corporation. David is also a consultant to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission.