A corporate finance banker with almost 40 years’ experience in the City of London, David’s contacts across the corporate/commercial world are far reaching and an asset to GSC’s clients, particularly in relation to banking relationships and debt or equity fund raising.
“I effect introductions,” he says. “I also use my contacts and experience to help clients build better relationships with their banks, so that they can find their way out whatever financial cul-de-sac they have found themselves in.”
David recognises opportunities that lawyers might not, helping to add the value on which GSC’s reputation is built. It’s a role he relishes.
“I just love it,” David says. “I love being part of the City and City life. And I enjoy getting involved in a business and helping to develop it.”
He feels similarly enthusiastic about GSC. “GSC feels as much my baby as anybody else’s. As far as I’m concerned, it has to be the best small law firm in the City of London, bar none.”
David is in fact an active member of GSC‘s management, sitting on the Firm’s Board.
Qualifications & Experience
A career banker with NatWest/RBS, David was Managing Director of the UK Corporate Banking division for ten years. Early retirement saw him join City law firm Stephenson Harwood as Business Development Director. He then joined RSM Baker Tilly where, as a Director at an Accountancy Practice, he was “doing much the same as I’m doing at GSC but within the accountancy world”.
David joined GSC in 2017.back to profiles
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