David Waldron is a Solicitor Advocate and accredited mediator. He counsels clients involved in international commercial, oil, gas, energy, and antitrust disputes and leads the European eData group and the international arbitration group.
David’s international commercial disputes experience includes industrial projects; infrastructure projects; private equity, derivatives, supply agreements, sale agreements, and joint ventures; and fraud, investigations, and asset tracing.
He has managed cross-border disputes in jurisdictions such as Australia, Belgium, Germany, Jamaica, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. In major offshore jurisdictions, he is familiar with managing litigation, asset tracing, and asset freezing. He also handles disputes in the High Court of England & Wales and in appeals. In addition, he is authorized to conduct proceedings at the Dubai International Financial Centre courts.
David has litigated and arbitrated many disputes in the oil, gas, and energy industry, including gas supply agreements, pipeline agreements, refinery fires, fraud, seismic provisions, and CO2 allowances.
David’s international arbitration work includes hearings before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the London Court of International Arbitration in London, Paris, and other major venues.
David is actively involved in bankruptcy and restructuring, particularly where there are follow up actions regarding assets and tracing.
David is part of Morgan Lewis’s premier group specializing in eData discovery and disclosure. This group is a blend of lawyers and technologists who, with innovative pricing, deliver an integrated service for disclosure and discovery. David leads the European practice and the UK data center.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, David was a partner in another international law firm. Residing in London, he co-chaired that firm’s litigation department and energy litigation practice.
Advised an agribusiness in its claim for damages arising out of a major construction project.
Representing a supplier of industrial products in English follow-on damages litigation following an adverse decision of the European Commission (subsequently appealed).
Defended a company against Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) prosecution.
Advised an insurance company contesting a scheme of arrangement and information to which it is entitled.
Represented an oil company in an arbitration claim for damages for claims of breach of contract and tort arising out of a gas supply contract.
Advised an oil company in arbitration defending a claim from a shareholder/joint venture partner regarding duties arising in the company/joint venture.
Advised a pension company regarding trades conducted by its fund managers that had led to significant trading losses.
Represented a power provider in High Court proceedings regarding ownership of CO2 emission credits.
Representing a seismic company in multiple arbitrations from an agent for contractual damages regarding development of business in a predefined geographic area.
De Montfort University, England, 1990, BSc (Hons)
De Montfort University, England, 1991, Law Society Finals
King's College London, 1994, MA
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Dubai International Financial Centre Court
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation, London, The Legal 500 UK (2019)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, London, The Legal 500 UK (2019)
Ranked, Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession (2011–2015)
Recommended, The Legal 500 UK (2009–2019)
Member, International Bar Association
Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)