David Williams > Clarion > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution


Partner.  David is a well-known and highly regarded litigator, noted for his tenacity in problem solving and his commitment to clients. David has expertise across a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, both domestic and international, and related regulatory issues. He has worked with listed and privately owned businesses as well as public bodies.

His extensive experience over many years includes disputes relating to joint ventures, corporate acquisitions, shareholder and investor disputes, related insolvency issues, projects, information technology, infrastructure, business interruption, support services, injunctive claims, fraud, supply chain issues, international trade, product defects and recalls, bribery and corruption.

David’s expertise includes international and domestic litigation and arbitration, expert determination and mediation, and includes overseas project and investment disputes, particularly in Africa, and international trade.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Areas of expertise for Clarion encompass technology-related disputes, conflicts arising out of shareholder, corporate, partnership and JV matters, contract and supply-chain disputes, judicial reviews, procurement challenges and follow-on damages claims. The group also regularly acts for corporations, owner-managed businesses and individuals from the food and drink, and logistics sectors. Practice head Simon Young has more than 25 years of experience in the contentious space. David Williams also covers professional negligence claims, defective product recalls and quality issues, while Dominic Higham acts for government clients. Legal director Kayleigh Fantoni is also recommended.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI) > Infrastructure and energy

Noted for its expertise in the energy and low carbon sectors, Clarion’s multidisciplinary team in Leeds acts for regional, national and international clients on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. ‘Excellent’ Christian Hellmund advises on a range of energy and infrastructure projects, from district energy and electricity and gas transmission to energy storage and renewables projects. Hellmund jointly leads the team alongside David Williams, who handles disputes in the oil, electricity and renewables sectors.