David is a Special Counsel (Foreign Qualified) in our Construction, Infrastructure and Projects team specialising in the avoidance and resolution of complex disputes within the infrastructure, construction, and energy sectors on projects across the globe.
David has spent significant time practicing abroad in South East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and has advised a wide range of clients including governments, contractors, developers, and operators on multi-million dollar disputes arising from the construction and operation of landmark projects such as airports, wind farms, metro systems, and oil refineries.
David has experience in many forms of dispute resolution and avoidance including litigation and adjudication in multiple jurisdictions, mediation, expert determination, and arbitration under rules such as SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, ICC, TAI and UNCITRAL, amongst others.
David has also worked in house with global construction and EPC companies, advising on day to day legal issues, dispute avoidance and resolution, project delivery, and throughout the tender process.
Advising clients in multiple jurisdictions, David has experience with all of the major forms of contract including FIDIC, NEC, ENAA, and JCT.
David’s experience includes advising:
David also regularly conducts training courses for clients on the avoidance and resolution of disputes, and on issues such as Force Majeure, Fitness for Purpose, Extension of Time claims, and defective works.
22 November 2023 - Knowledge
In this article, we consider two recent decisions and what they mean for the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards in Australia.
05 Mar 24 - Brisbane
Holding Redlich’s Government lawyers CLE intensive returns as an in-person half-day event. Our legal panel will discuss: practical approaches to professional responsibility and legal ethics, upcoming elections and the conventions around them, recent changes to the Privacy and RTI Act, evolutions in the work from home landscape and public sector employment - repudiation versus frustration.
12 Mar 24 - Canberra
Our annual Australian Government lawyers CLE intensive returns as an in-person CLE day at the National Press Club on Tuesday 12 March, offering a range of topics and CPD core units. Our legal panel will discuss: remaking administrative decisions, fulfilling the positive duty to prevent sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, ethics for Australian Government in-house lawyers, legal professional privilege, subpoenas and summons, key trends to know in negotiating ICT contracts and creative problem solving.
13 Mar 24
We invite you to join Holding Redlich Partner, Jenny Humphris and Barrister, William Isdale as they discuss: compensation under the Native Title Act 1993; implications for Local Governments; Timber Creek and the approach to the assessment of compensation; the meaning of “just terms” and the Full Federal Court’s Yunupingu judgment and recent developments and issues for future determination.