David Meredith is a Corporate practice group partner in our Shanghai office. Prior to joining Harneys, he was based in the Gulf as the Head of Legal for a subsidiary of a Top 10 Sovereign Wealth Fund. His in-house experience includes delivering the corporate governance framework, leading a corporate reorganisation to rationalise the company structure and ring-fence liabilities, and litigation management including D&O liability insurance issues and cross-border enforcement of an arbitration award and associated worldwide freezing order and asset disclosure order.
Prior to his role in the Gulf, David was a partner in the London office of a Global Elite law firm, and also helped launch their offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He has cross-border corporate transaction and securities financing experience in London, New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
David’s legal practice focuses on advising hedge funds and private equity investors and their portfolio companies in M&A, equity capital markets financings and exits, and debt capital markets transactions, including leveraged finance. His transaction experience includes joint ventures and M&A in industries ranging from telecommunications, media and technology, to real estate, hospitality, energy, health care and life sciences.