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David Hirschman is of counsel in the London office and focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters for major clients, both in the transactional context and in relation to day-to-day business activities. He is experienced in handling complex cross-border and domestic transactions, investments and reorganizations, advising a range of domestic and international clients from various industries. Having worked in the music industry for a number of years prior to becoming a lawyer, and having spent periods of time working in-house at ITV plc and AstraZeneca plc, he also has substantial business-level experience.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance and investments
  • Joint ventures and business reorganisations
  • General corporate and commercial advice
  • Commercial contracts



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Advised AstraZeneca AB on its agreement with Grünenthal to divest the European rights to Nexium for an upfront payment of $700 million with further sales-related and milestone payments of up to $90 million.
  • Advised AstraZeneca AB on its agreement with Grünenthal to divest the global rights to Vimovo in all markets excluding the US and Japan for an upfront payment of $115 million and further payments up to another $17 million.
  • Advised Abris Capital Partners in relation to shareholder arrangements relating to its acquisition of Velvet CARE sp. z o.o., one of the largest manufacturers of hygiene products in Poland.
  • Advised AstraZeneca plc on the sale of its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer for US $1.2 billion.
  • Advised Nomad Foods on its €2.6 billion acquisition of Iglo Foods.
  • Advised Nomad Foods on its €500 million acquisition of Findus Group's Continental European Business.
  • Advised Smiths Group plc on its €140 million divestment of the Wallace product line to CooperSurgical.
  • Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners in the £25 million private equity backed management buyout of the Synbra UK business.°
  • Representation in the $36 million sale of an oil and petroleum marketing and supply group based in Africa to a major global commodities trading and logistics group.°
  • Representation in the dissolution of a joint venture in the defence industry.°
  • Representation in the international expansion of a Bahamas construction operator.°
  • Representation in the winding down of the Forensic Science Service.°
  • Representation of the broker and nomad to AIM listed Fastjet plc in a placing and open offer of shares for £15 million.°
  • Representation of AIM listed Europa Oil and Gas in a cash box placing and open offer of shares for £5 million.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Hirschman prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, 2010-2015
  • Director and Trustee, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Limited, 1990-2010


  • Legal Practice Course, with distinction, BPP Law School, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP Law School, 2009
  • Fellow, Trinity College of Music, 1990
  • England and Wales