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David Harris
Partner, London
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David Harris is Co-CEO of the firm, having formerly been Managing Partner of Lovells since 1 May 2005.

David's previous management experience included Head of Lovells' Finance Practice Stream (covering banking, capital markets, project finance and business restructuring and insolvency) and a member of the firm's International Executive Committee (2002-2005); Managing partner of the corporate and finance practices in London, during which he was a member of the firm's Executive Committee (1999-2002); Member of the firm's Partnership Board (1995 - 1998); Co-ordinating partner of the firm's capital markets and corporate finance group (1989-1995).

Prior to being elected Managing Partner of Lovells, and thereby assuming a full time management role, David was a capital markets practitioner specialising in structured finance and securitisation. He was involved in a number of innovative deals including the first UK commercial property securitisation, one of the first securitisations of auto receivables in the UK and the first consumer loan securitisation by a UK clearing bank. David advised a range of clients including banks, multi-national corporations and UK corporates in a number of industry sectors.

David also has considerable experience in corporate finance, having focused in that area earlier in his career. David qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and was elected a partner in 1986.

Debt Capital Markets
Structured Finance
LL.B., University of London, 1976