Herbert Smith Freehills
Midtown Tower, 41st Floor
Tel: +81 3 5412 5415
Fax: +81 3 5412 5413
David’s practice centres on high-value commercial arbitration and litigation, particularly on international matters spanning the Asia-Pacific region. David has experience on a wide variety of substantial commercial disputes including international arbitration and litigation in Asia, Europe and the US. David has been in Japan since 2004 and has been recognised as a leading individual for Dispute Resolution in Japan by Chambers Asia-Pacific over the past five years.
He has also been listed in Band 1 as a leading individual for Construction in Japan for five consecutive years since 2010. David is well-regarded by peers and clients alike, with Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 quoting one client praising “his ability to ‘foresee every possible consequence in a second’.” David advises clients across sectors including engineering and heavy industry, insurance and reinsurance, energy and international trade. He also advises companies on claims arising from fraud and anti-corruption matters, including investigations and resulting claims. David is licensed to advise upon English law in Japan as a Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi.
Arbitration Law Practice:
Herbert Smith Freehills offers clients a truly integrated global service combining cutting-edge technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of different arbitration processes.
We represent clients worldwide, ranging from Fortune 500, multinationals to governments and state-owned entities and financial institutions.
We offer clients a global team of specialist arbitration lawyers who have experience of dealing with complex, high-value and international arbitrations.
Our practitioners have worked in all key jurisdictions and advised on arbitration proceedings around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, Zurich, the Hague, Washington, Stockholm, Dubai, Singapore and Melbourne. As well as the usual seats, we’ve advised in more unusual places such as Cairo, Honolulu, Mumbai and Zagreb.
Through having experienced practitioners living and working in so many different global centres we have developed an unrivalled knowledge of the cultural differences and subtleties of approach of our clients, their counterparties and the major venues and institutions in which cases are pursued.
Our leading arbitration experts work from our offices in London, Paris, Australia, New York, Moscow, Spain, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Dubai and China. We are praised for our experience in working across different jurisdictions and can quickly mobilise teams from across our global network of offices.