David advises clients on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious matters in the shipping, offshore and renewable energy sectors.
He frequently advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of shipbuilding contracts, charterparties, refund guarantees and service agreements. David has also worked with BIMCO on sub-committees for the development of industry standard contracts, including CONVERSIONCON which was published in 2022.
He has also acted for clients on a range of high value, complex and multi-jurisdictional disputes in the shipping and energy sectors. His experience includes handling disputes concerning shipbuilding contracts, charterparties, offshore services contracts and collisions.
David has a particular focus on shipbuilding and offshore construction and has represented shipowners and shipyards in disputes relating to delay and disruption claims, variations, warranties and termination issues.
David's recent experience includes advising on shipbuilding contracts, repair contracts, wreck removal contracts, framework agreements and charterparties for LNG carriers, wind turbine installation vessels, vessels operating in the renewable sector, offshore support vessels, cruise liners, passenger ferries and superyachts.