David advises domestic and international clients on their rights and obligations under commercial contracts. He regularly acts in claims relating to distribution, franchise and joint venture agreements as well as claims for commission and finders’ fees.
Examples include David representing:
- Well-known property entrepreneur, Nick Candy, in successfully striking out £1.5billion claim relating to UK’s most expensive residential property – Brown v Candy;
- High net worth investors in multi-jurisdictional dispute arising from the sale of Somerfield plc and the collapse of Kaupthing Bank. Successes in this litigation included: resisting a £72million summary judgment application; obtaining a £2.8million summary judgment on one claim; obtaining permission (upheld by the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) to bring conspiracy claims against Kaupthing Bank despite the latter’s insolvency– Isis v Investec (led by Charles Samek QC);
- Nuffield Health in defending multi-million pound claims arising from a failed joint venture with a laser and cosmetic surgery provider. David succeeded in having the proceedings struck out just prior to the adjourned trial coming on for hearing – SLC v Nuffield Health;
- Mercedes-Benz in a claim for a declaration that it validly terminated 18 dealerships – Mercedes-Benz v Derwent Vehicles;
- Property investment firm on commission claim relating to the purchase of a £76million development at Brighton marina – BMOR v GRE Assets;
- International pharmaceutical company claiming injunctive relief to prevent wrongful termination of a distribution agreement – Ranbaxy v Flynn Pharma (led by Clive Freedman QC);
- Russian oligarch successfully contesting jurisdiction and defeating claim for over US$50million arising from proposed development of Italian resort – Sax v Tchernoy (led by Clive Freedman QC).