David is a solicitor-advocate whose practice focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration.
He divides his time between London and Moscow, and is recognized by leading legal directories for the strength of his Russian, CIS and Eastern European practice. He is one of only three lawyers in the world ranked Band 1 for "Dispute Resolution - Russia (Expertise Based Abroad)" by Chambers Global 2016.
David has experience in arbitrations conducted under all major arbitral institutions and rules, including ICC, LCIA, ICAC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL arbitrations. He also represents clients in court proceedings concerning the conduct of arbitral proceedings, including the enforcement or challenge to arbitral awards, the appointment of arbitrators and applications for interim measures such as disclosure and worldwide freezing orders.
David has particular experience of complex international arbitrations arising from corporate transactions connected to Russia and the CIS. Such matters span a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, metals and mining, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services and insurance.
David is also regularly appointed as an arbitrator, with recent appointments including arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, ICAC and UNCITRAL rules.
He is a founder, trustee and the Secretary General of the Anglo-Russian Law Association, a co-founder and the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Russian Arbitration Association and a board member of the LCIA.