David Hume is a partner 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 conducts his own advocacy, as well as working with co-counsel, and regularly cross-examines fact and expert witnesses on a range of technical and/or complex matters. David also speaks and trains others regularly on arbitration and construction-related matters.
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”.
International arbitrations on which David Hume has worked include the representation of:
LL.B. (Hons, First Class)
B.A. (Philosophy, French)
Winner, Frédéric Eisemann Award, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2009