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David Reed represents multinational corporations, sovereign states and government-owned entities in international commercial and international investment arbitrations. David has more than 20 years’ experience with international arbitration disputes, most notably in the construction and engineering, power, oil and gas, telecoms, information technology, life sciences, banking, and shipping sectors. These disputes fall under a variety of rules including those of the ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL. He also represents both investors and sovereign states in investment treaty arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He has been recognised as a notable practitioner in numerous publications including Chambers, The Legal 500, and Legal Experts.

Experience

  • US corporation in an LCIA arbitration with a Lithuanian company arising out of the reconstruction of part of a fire-damaged oil refinery.
  • Swedish company in an ICC arbitration with a US subsidiary of a French company relating to the construction of a modular pharmaceutical plant.
  • European company in an ICC arbitration with a Russian company relating to the construction of a Class A commercial real estate development.
  • Peruvian company in an ICC arbitration with another Peruvian company relating to the construction of an ethanol plant.
  • Indian company in an LCIA arbitration with a European company relating to a supply agreement.
  • North African company in an ICC arbitration with a Middle Eastern company in the telecoms sector.
  • UK-based consortium in a series of disputes relating to the construction of a LNG receiving terminal.
  • Consortium in the Middle East in a dispute relating to the calculation of LNG prices.
  • The General Roads Authority of a sovereign state in an ICC arbitration against a Greek company arising from the construction of a highway.
  • Middle Eastern power producer in a dispute relating to the calculation of a price adjustment under a power purchase agreement.
  • The same Middle Eastern power producer in a dispute relating to payments for spare parts under a power purchase agreement.
  • Middle Eastern power and water producer in relation to change of legislation, force majeure and global claims brought by an EPC contractor in relation to the construction of a power plant and a desalination plant.
  • Middle Eastern power and water producer in a series of disputes relating to the construction of a desalination plant.
  • Middle Eastern company in an LCIA arbitration against an Italian company relating to the construction of a salt plant.
  • Middle Eastern company in an ICC arbitration against a joint venture between US and Saudi companies out of the construction of an air separation unit in a space plant.
  • The lenders in a series of disputes relating to the construction of a national sports stadium.
  • European defence electronics company in a post-M&A dispute with a European company.
  • European oil & gas company in a dispute relating to transportation of gas in the North Sea.
  • North African oil & gas company in an UNCITRAL arbitration relating to the sale and purchase and transportation of LNG.
  • The same North African oil & gas company in a litigation in Texas.
  • Investor in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty against the Republic of Bulgaria.
  • Investor in an ICSID arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty against the Republic of Romania.
  • Eastern European State in an ICSID arbitration against a US investor.
  • Eastern European State in an ICSID arbitration against an Omani investor.
  • Eastern European State in an ICSID arbitration against a Hungarian investor.
  • Investor in an ICSID arbitration under a Bilateral Investment Treaty against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  • European infrastructure company in an ICC arbitration and related expert determination with users of the infrastructure concerning the calculation of usage charges.
  • European insurance company in an ICC post-M&A arbitration with a North American insurance company.
  • European insurance company in a litigation in New York.
  • European company in two ICC arbitrations against a Middle Eastern company arising under a long-term sale and purchase agreement and a tolling agreement in respect of phosphorous.
  • European-led consortium in an ICC arbitration against a sovereign state concerning the reconstruction and extension of an international airport.
  • European consortium in an ICC arbitration against a sovereign state concerning the construction of a power plant in Italy.
  • European consortium in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a hydro-electric power scheme in the Middle East.
  • A US defence contractor in an LCIA arbitration against an Afghan company arising out of certain construction projects.
  • A North African owner in an EPC dispute arising out of the construction of an oil refinery.
  • An Asian shipbuilder in an ad-hoc arbitration under 1996 Arbitration Act against a BVI Company in a dispute concerning the sale and charter of a deep sea drill ship.
  • A property developer in a DIAC dispute against a Saudi property developer regarding ownership interests in certain property developments.
  • A North African owner in relation to a mezzanine finance dispute with an Asian lender.

Recognition

The Legal 500 UK
International Arbitration (2015-2017)
Public International Law (2015-2017)
Chambers UK
International Arbitration (2012)

Credentials

Education
  • D.E.S.S., Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1993
  • LLB, King's College London, 1991
  • D.E.A., Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992
  • Maîtrise, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1991
Admissions
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, SRA
  • New York
Activities
  • Member, International Arbitration Institute

  • Member, Swiss Arbitration Association

  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration

  • Assistant Professor, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (1994-1999)

  • Assistant Professor, Centre Universitaire d'Etudes des Communautés Européennes (1995-1997)

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