David Stürken



+44 (0) 20 7379 5151


Partner for Western and Central Europe specialises in helping Western European clients to communicate with Anglo-Saxon markets and vice versa

David has more than 20 years of experience advising European, American, Middle Eastern and Asian companies in efforts to communicate with their stakeholders through globally-influential English-language and European media in M&A, crisis, profile raising, ECM or activist shareholder defence situations.

David has worked on more than 50 equity capital market transactions (IPOs, SPOs, privatisations, spin-offs, rights issues) across all Western European markets, as well as Russia, Eastern Europe, China, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, that together raised more than $150bn.

He also worked on over 150 agreed, contested and hostile cross-border M&A transactions with a combined deal value of above $350bn.

David’s profile raising and investor relations clients experience includes successful long-term positioning programmes for many European and Asian clients from across a broad range of sectors.

David also has extensive experience in working with companies defending themselves against activist investors.

David is bi-lingual English-German and speaks French and Spanish.