David Butts

Managing Partner, Co-head of International Private Equity
CMS Cameron McKenna

David is Managing Partner in Bulgaria, and Co-leader of International Private Equity for CEE.

David was appointed Director of Pharmacy at an acute care hospital at the age of 21. His experience in the legal profession includes working at one of Canada’s pre-eminent Corporate and Commercial law firms, acting as General Counsel for the Canadian subsidiary of a multinational pharmaceutical company, and being the founding partner of a commercial law firm located in Montreal, Canada, where he practised commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection and technology licensing.

David is recognised as a “problem-solver who can find solutions in real time around the negotiation table” (Chambers and Partners Global.) His wide experience in M&A and corporate matters across CEE is backed by significant experience in commercial matters relating to pharmaceutical, Lifesciences, intellectual property and competition issues.

He holds a BSc in Pharmacy from Dalhousie and a degrees in Civil and Common law from McGill.