David Kavanagh QC is co-head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group. He has acted on some of the world’s largest and most complex arbitration disputes as ranked by The American Lawyer, which also named him “Global Lawyer of the Year” for his representation of AAR in its arbitration with BP (this also earned Skadden the Legal Business "Disputes Team of the Year" award). Mr. Kavanagh was part of the Skadden team named "International Arbitration Team of the Year" at the Legal Business Awards and named among Law360’s Practice Groups of the Year for international arbitration. He has acted on several major investment treaty disputes for both governments and investors. Mr. Kavanagh 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. Mr. Kavanagh has extensive experience 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 UK Bribery Act and the US FCPA.