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David is co-head of international arbitration at Simmons & Simmons and 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.
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 and is a Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts). He has published a variety of articles in the legal press on issues such as the Human Rights Act, conflicts of interest, legal professional privilege, freedom of the press and the English Arbitration Act. He is recommended for arbitration in 'Legal Experts 2009'. He regularly acts as counsel in arbitration and court proceedings. David is referred to in Legal 500 2009 as "hardworking, well-reputed, trustworthy and experienced".