David Harrison Joins Fladgate as partner
Fladgate announces that David Harrison, a corporate lawyer with deep experience in both the private and public markets, has joined the firm as a partner.
David, previously a partner at Shoosmiths LLP where he was part of the team that founded the firm’s city M&A practice, specialises in helping clients to structure and execute complex acquisitions, disposals and fundraisings in both the public and private markets. He works with a diverse group of clients, ranging from alternative asset managers, UHNWIs and their family offices through to established multi-nationals and high-growth disruptors.
David has deep expertise across a range of sectors including, notably, in the energy & industrials; consumer; and real estate spaces. He also brings a focus on the Technology sector with a particular interest on the impact of technology on the energy transition towards net zero. David has been involved in a number of acquisitions, disposals, investments and financings in the EnTech space over the last 5 years, primarily focused on energy supply and distribution businesses.
A significant proportion of the work that David undertakes is cross-border in nature, mainly involving assets in, or sources of capital drawn from, the Middle East/Africa and CIS regions and frequently involving complex international structures.
Eight new partners have now joined a range of practices at Fladgate in the last six months. Their arrival supports the firm’s business strategy of building out a tailored and comprehensive range of solutions to some of the world’s leading and fastest growing businesses, investors and ‘trend initiator’ brands as well as HNWI’s, family offices and their advisors.
Commenting on his recent move, David said, “I’m thrilled to be joining such a vibrant and dynamic partnership at this exciting point in its growth journey. Fladgate’s highly personalised client-service ethos closely suits my preferred approach to developing and nurturing long-term relationships. The breadth of first-rate legal and related services it is able to offer at each stage of the corporate lifecycle makes for a truly compelling overall service proposition.”
David Robinson, head of department for the corporate practice at Fladgate, added, “David Harrison’s arrival is great news for the development of our highly differentiated corporate transactional services for clients, particularly in the technology sector. The firm is building out a breadth of carefully shaped services for both business and private clients that have fast moving, complex challenges and which require a mix of solutions delivered, importantly, through highly personal service from their lawyers.”
With David’s arrival, Fladgate’s corporate team now numbers 22 partners. The department delivers the full spectrum of services, advising start-up businesses to major private and listed companies and institutions on a range of objectives, whether that means raising finance, expanding through merger, acquisition or joint venture, divesting businesses, listing or launching in the UK.