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David Kavanagh QC

London, UK UK Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : International Arbitration , Commercial and Corporate Litigation
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David Kavanagh QC 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.
"David Kavanagh has huge amounts of gravitas. He is very impressive and very strategically savvy." "A brilliant lawyer, a terrific strategic thinker and quick to grasp complex issues."
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Commercial and Corporate Litigation - London (Firms)

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David Kavanagh QC regularly handles significant shareholder disputes and other kinds of corporate litigation, including cases with complex multi-jurisdictional aspects.
"He is a really accomplished practitioner." "He really is excellent."
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David Kavanagh QC is co-head of Skadden’s Global International Litigation and Arbitration Group. Based in the London office, he focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation. He has acted on several major investment treaty disputes for both governments and investors. He also 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.

He regularly acts as counsel in arbitrations, which are seated in Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Stockholm, the Hague, Vienna and London. He has extensive experience of managing multijurisdictional court actions in Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. He also regularly advises companies on regulatory matters and civil/criminal investigations including advice under the U.K. Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Some of his successful representations include acting for:

- Vodafone International Holdings B.V. in its landmark victory against the Republic of India under the Netherlands-India bilateral investment treaty;

- the owners of Devas Multimedia Private Limited in a US$1.6 billion investment dispute with the Republic of India, under the Mauritius-India Bilateral Investment Treaty;

- Vivendi against Deutsche Telecom in Europe’s largest telecom arbitration.

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