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David Smith


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David is a consultant in our corporate team who specialises in FinTech and Alternative Finance, assisting clients on transactions in the FinTech and Alternative Finance fields.

David advises clients from FinTech start-ups to established businesses. He has particular expertise in structured finance drawing on his extensive experience in the banking and finance sector gained both in-house at major financial institutions, at a FinTech start up and in private practice at a magic circle law firm. His experience spans a variety of financial products, including securitisations, repackagings, debt and equity capital markets (in the primary and secondary markets), syndicated loans, real estate structured finance and derivatives. He also has experience in implementing regulatory change at three major financial institutions as a senior line of business lawyer.

David graduated with an LLB in Law with French from the University of Birmingham. He trained at Allen & Overy where he remained upon qualification for seven years. Prior to joining Fox Williams, David has held a number of consultancy roles with Credit Suisse, Citibank and, most recently, at Nivaura Limited, a FinTech start-up. Prior to that, David was Assistant General Counsel and Executive Director at J.P. Morgan for 10 years and, before that, at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch International and Lehman Brothers.

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