David Hume is a partnerl in the International Arbitration practice.

He is based in the UAE and is qualified in England & Wales and New Zealand, with rights of audience before the ADGM and DIFC Courts.

David acts for multinational and State-owned companies in commercial arbitrations under the ICC and LCIA Rules, as well as large-scale construction and engineering disputes in institutional and ad hoc arbitration, Dispute Board proceedings, and related litigation.

David’s expertise spans disputes relating to aviation, energy, mining and natural resources, projects and construction, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and shareholder agreements, and financial services.

David is listed as a ‘leading practitioner’ in The Legal 500 Private Practice Arbitration Powerlist - Middle East Region (2022). He is also featured in The Legal 500 UAE Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and International Litigation (2022) where clients describe him as “smart, eloquent and very strong on explaining concepts”. David also speaks and trains others regularly on arbitration and construction-related matters.