Shearman And Sterling

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”.