David Harvey

David Harvey
Senior Consultant


T: +44 20 7814 8000
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M: +44 7785 9578

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David is a corporate and finance lawyer of over 30 years of experience, having started his career at ‘magic circle’ firm, Slaughter and May. He joined Watson Farley & Williams in 2008 after 11 years as a partner at a large UK law firm. David has practised throughout his career in M&A and Banking (including trade finance and financial fraud).

David’s client base is international, with a focus on Switzerland and South East Asia. He is head of the Swiss Desk, which he established early in his career. The Swiss Desk provides access for Swiss clients to the international service platform of Watson Farley & Williams, with its offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. Swiss clients comprise institutions, corporates, public sector organisations and entrepreneurs.

David is the official legal adviser (Vertrauensanwalt) to the Swiss Embassy in London, honorary solicitor to the Swiss Cultural Fund in Britain and former Secretary to the City Swiss Club, London. He was special adviser to the “House of Switzerland” project at the London Olympics. A dual British-Swiss national, he speaks English, French and some German.

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  • Founding editor Offshore Financing: Security and Insolvency, a two-volume loose-leaf work on taking effective security in the world’s principal offshore centres
  • Written on Swiss banking issues in The Financial Times
  • Lectures and writes on networking skills

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