David Breslin > gunnercooke LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Dispute Resolution




David specialises in commercial dispute resolution and international arbitration. He has been recognised for his expertise for many years in the Legal 500 and as a Leading Individual in the field of insurance and reinsurance in Chambers UK Directory. David acts for clients across a number of business sectors including insurers and reinsurers, brokers, financial services policy holders, marine and energy interests, international trade and commodities, international infrastructure and defence companies and sovereign state bodies in international arbitration

He has conducted numerous arbitrations both ad hoc and under common institutional rules (including UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, LCIA and ARIAS). He has represented sovereign state bodies in investor-state arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties (including under the Energy Charter Treaty). He is a recognised specialist in insurance and reinsurance dispute resolution (including Bermuda Form arbitration) with particular expertise in financial risks insurance, including professional liability, D&O and conventional fraud insurance products, cyberrisks, trust company, fiduciary duties and trustees’ liability, trade credit insurance and marine and non-marine reinsurance coverage disputes.

David is recommended in the leading UK legal directories including Legal 500, Chambers and Partners UK Directories, Best Lawyers (UK) and Euromoney’s Expert Guides on the World’s Leading Lawyers.


Previous Law Firms

  • Fladgate LLP, Partner
  • Gowling WLG UK, Partner
  • Lawrence Graham LLP, Partner
  • Baker McKenzie, Solicitor
  • Norton Rose, Solicitor


  • Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Member ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
  • British Insurance Lawyers Association (BILA)


  • University of Manchester, BA(Hons) History
  • Wimbledon College

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance and reinsurance litigation

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At gunnercooke LLP, David Breslin is well known for his work in London and Bermudian reinsurance markets, as well as in the marine and energy, and in property and casualty business.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

gunnercooke LLP‘s dispute resolution practice has significant experience in conducting disputes work under the rules of major international arbitral bodies, such as LCIA, ICC and ICSID. David Breslin (former international arbitration head at Fladgate LLP) acts in international arbitration in the insurance, financial services, energy and international trade sectors.