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David Kavanagh KC is head of Skadden’s Europe International Litigation and Arbitration Group, advising on major cases around the world.

Mr. Kavanagh acts on some the world’s largest and most high-profile bet-the-company cases. These include matters in a vast range of sectors, including telecoms, airlines, satellites, petrochemicals, oil and gas, mining, cryptocurrency and real estate. He also has acted on several major investment treaty disputes for governments and investors. Additionally, he has extensive experience in international finance litigation, and his clients include major investment banks and hedge funds, which he regularly represents in High Court litigation. Mr. Kavanagh also acts as lead counsel in arbitrations, which have been seated in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Delhi, Stockholm, the Hague, Netherlands and Vienna. He has extensive experience in managing multijurisdictional court actions in the Caribbean and other offshore jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Kavanagh regularly advises companies and financial institutions on regulatory matters and civil/criminal investigations including advice under the U.K. Bribery Act, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international sanctions. He also counsels on data protection and privacy issues.

Professional Memberships

- London Court of International Arbitration

- International Bar Association

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International Arbitration - UK-wide
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David Kavanagh KC is head of Skadden's Europe international litigation and arbitration group. He has broad international capabilities, acting for clients across jurisdictions such as China and India in complex commercial disputes often governed by LCIA and ICC rules. He is particularly experienced in issues arising from the interplay of foreign legislation.


Commercial and Corporate Litigation - London (Firms)
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Band 3

David Kavanagh KC is head of the European litigation and arbitration group at Skadden. He handles significant shareholder disputes and other kinds of corporate litigation, including cases with complex multi-jurisdictional aspects.

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket

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Pete Coulton
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Pete Coulton
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Capital Markets: Equity

Danny Tricot
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Danny Tricot
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Pranav Trivedi
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Commercial and Corporate Litigation

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Bruce Macaulay
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Corporate/M&A: £800 million and above

George Knighton
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George Knighton
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Lorenzo Corte
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Lorenzo Corte
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Scott Hopkins
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Scott Hopkins
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Bruce Embley
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John Adebiyi
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Employment: Employer

Helena Derbyshire
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Helena Derbyshire
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Financial Crime: Corporates

Elizabeth Robertson
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Elizabeth Robertson
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Ryan Junck
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Financial Crime: Individuals

Elizabeth Robertson
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Elizabeth Robertson
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Restructuring/Insolvency

Peter Newman
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Peter Newman
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Tax

James Anderson
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Alex Jupp
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