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David is a partner in Taylor Wessing's London Disputes and Investigations group.  David’s practice area includes advising clients in complex commercial litigation and corporate crime issues.  He co-heads the Corporate Crime & Fraud Unit. David's practice includes advising clients in complex commercial litigation (typically international) and corporate investigations, including commercial disputes, fraud and asset tracing, corruption and white-collar matters generally. He has acted for global name companies, banks, individuals and family estates on such matters in multiple jurisdictions worldwide.


The Madoff Trustee Acting on fraud claims, assets recovery actions and insolvency claims in the UK and commonwealth jurisdictions.
Independent Trustee Services Limited Acting on fraud claim and asset recovery action worldwide.
International corporate mining group Acting on corporate investigations into alleged wrongdoings in multiple jurisdictions
International engineering and transport group Acting for employee in an SFO corruption investigation and defence of criminal proceedings.
International IT and data storage group Defending IT company against multi-million claims of breach of contract in the delivery of a complex IT project.
Private family company Advising company in an SFO investigation into alleged corruption by Rolls Royce on defence contracts in India.
International engineering group Acting on a complex claim in relation to the supply of engineering parts to an Indian oil refinery.


Since 2004 Partner
1995 - 2004 Associate / Senior Associate at Taylor Wessing
1993 - 1995 Trainee at Taylor Wessing


1995 Admission as a lawyer in England & Wales

Awards & Recognition

Ranked by Chambers 2016, where he is described as "strategically sophisticated" and someone who "presents himself well."

Ranked by Legal 500 2014.

Sources praise his "very strong performance ... encyclopaedic understanding of the key aspects of the case ... a very good face-to-face negotiator." - Chambers 2015

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