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David Allen QC

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Strengths

David Allen QC
Well known as a robust advocate, with a strong capacity for analysing in-depth technical detail. He specialises in a range of oil and gas cases relating to pipelines, drilling operations and offshore structures, and handles large international disputes between oil companies, marine engineering firms and other industry bodies. Allen has frequently appeared in arbitrations at the LCIA and LMAA on behalf of energy-industry clients.
"David Allen fights cases in a clear and determined way, and has a good rapport with clients."
Recent work: Acted for Apache in its efforts to disentangle itself from a complicated HOA involving sub-sea infrastructure.

Strengths

David Allen QC
A tough and technically knowledgeable barrister sought after for his forthright advocacy style. His practice encompasses a range of shipping and commercial disputes and he has particular expertise in offshore and superyacht-related matters.
"Brilliant on his feet." "Very user-friendly."

Strengths

David Allen QC
"Hard-working, very bright and a real fighter." "Pugnacious and effective, he fights cases in a clear and determined way."
Recent work: Acted for Apache Corp in its efforts to disengage from a Heads of Agreement by choosing a hedge fund to take its place, a move which faced opposition from the other members of the agreement.