David Harkness specialises in corporate and finance tax, advising on the taxation aspects of a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, corporate, commercial and financing transactions including domestic and international joint ventures, corporate restructuring and international tax planning.
David is also experienced in advising on tax disputes. He is regularly ranked in the Top Band of Tax Lawyers (Chambers, Legal 500) in the UK and is consistently seen as a leading individual.
Career and Qualifications
Sheffield University (LLB Law) 1986
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 1989
Joined Clifford Chance 1987
Partner since 1996
Global Head of Tax, Pensions and Employment
Member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 2006