Hywel Dda Lecture: The City of London: Sinners or Saviours?

Former Lord Mayor of the City of London and world leading lawyer Sir David Lewis will deliver Swansea University’s annual Hywel Dda Lecture.

Title: The City of London: Sinners or Saviours?

Speaker: Sir David Lewis

Date:  Thursday 18th October, 2012

Time: 6.30 pm

Venue:  Faraday Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building, Swansea University

Admission: Free of charge - all welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

Sir David Lewis is a consultant with Norton Rose, a top 5 international legal practice, based in London.

Formerly Chairman and Senior Partner, he specialised in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance during his time with the practice. 

He has advised on numerous major public company takeovers and over 100 new listings and is listed as a leading corporate finance lawyer in Legal 500, Chambers and international M&A directories.

Sir David was Managing Partner of the Hong Kong office between 1979 and 1982, head of the corporate finance practice and Chairman and Senior Partner between 1997 and 2003.

He was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2007-2008 and continues as Alderman and Deputy Lieutenant of the city.

On 1 January 2009, he was knighted for services to the legal profession and to the City of London.

Professor Gwyn Parry, Director of Swansea University’s Hywel Dda Institute, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sir David here to Swansea University. He is a world class lawyer, and a distinguished public servant whose roots are firmly in Carmarthenshire, where he and his family have a home.”

The Hywel Dda Institute, is a research centre within the School of Law named after the tenth century Welsh king traditionally associated with producing native Welsh laws. The role of the institute is to promote research and scholarship on the Welsh legal tradition and the laws and legal system of modern Wales.This lecture will be delivered in English.

Contact details: For further details please telephone 01792 295831 or
email: r.g.parry@swansea.ac.uk