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Twenty Essex

20 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 1270
DX:
0009 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.twentyessex.com
London, Singapore

David St John Sutton

Tel:
Work 020 7842 1200
Email:
Twenty Essex (Twenty Essex)

Work Department

  • Agency
  • Construction
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Finance and banking
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint venture

Position

David is a full-time arbitrator practicing in London and Paris in international commercial and investment disputes. He is also an accredited mediator.

He has been involved with international arbitration for many years, first as counsel and then as arbitrator and author. David also practiced commercial litigation in the courts of England and Hong Kong.

Until 2001, David was a partner in the law firm of Allen & Overy where, with the benefit of a higher advocacy certificate, he led that firm’s dispute resolution department in London for many years. He also practiced as counsel and arbitrator in Hong Kong, and later in Paris, before leaving Allen & Overy. As counsel, David acted for government entities, utilities, banks and commercial undertakings in a variety of disputes.

His professional experience as an arbitrator extends to a wide range of transactions, relating to banking and finance, joint ventures, oil and gas (onshore, offshore and pricing), intellectual property, licencing of patents, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. David has also decided substantial claims involving civil fraud and related torts, as well as cross-border bankruptcy.

As an arbitrator, David has sat in many countries, east and west, and he has applied a variety of civil laws as well as common laws. He has been appointed as sole arbitrator and president of tribunals by many of the leading arbitration institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Zurich Chamber of Commerce (ZCC), ICDR, HKIAC and SIAC. He has also conducted ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules.

Career

Called 2001; formerly partner of Allen &Overy, practicing in London, Paris and Hong Kong; publications: joint editor of ‘Russell on Arbitration’.

Languages

French (proficient)

Member

  • Avocat à la Cour de Paris
  • Bar Council of England and Wales
  • CIArb (Fellow)
  • HKIAC (former member of the management committee)
  • ICC Commission on International Arbitration (former member of the Court)
  • International Bar Association
  • LCIA (former member of the Board)


London Bar

International arbitration: arbitrators

Within: International arbitration: arbitrators – Leading individuals

David Sutton - Twenty EssexAn immensely experienced chair for a broad range of commercial disputes.

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