David has a wide experience of multi jurisdictional arbitration and litigation dispute resolution procedures. He has a particular interest in public and private international law issues, international arbitration, the impact of the Human Rights Act, restitution and unjust enrichment. David is also a member of the crime, fraud and investigations group.
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- Recent Work
- acting for Prince Jefri of Brunei in litigation worldwide
- acting for a Danish pharmaceutical company in ICC arbitration involving a US company
- acting for Nomihold in a multi-jurisdiction arbitration and court proceedings against a major Russian telecoms company
- acting for MF Global in an LME arbitration
- acting for a Hong Kong telecoms company in arbitration against BVI and Nigerian companies.
David qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and joined Simmons & Simmons in 1985 becoming a partner in 1988. Although based in our London office, he has conducted litigation and arbitration abroad, most notably in New Zealand and the Middle East.
He has an LLM in Commercial Law from the University of London, is a Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has published a variety of articles in the legal press on issues such as the scope of freezing orders, the Human Rights Act, conflicts of interest, legal professional privilege, freedom of the press and the English Arbitration Act. He regularly acts as counsel in arbitration and court proceedings.
David is described in the Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in international arbitration and as an “experienced arbitration specialist” in Legal 500 2014 and noted for his “fantastic service” in Legal 500 2013. David was referred to in previous editions of Legal 500 as “hardworking, well reputed, trustworthy and experienced”, a “well respected” practitioner for commercial litigation and “highly rated” for international arbitration. He is also recommended for arbitration in Legal Experts. He is also part of the firm’s top tier Civil Fraud team and praised in the Legal 500 2014 for his “commercial and practical approach”.