David Shipton

Managing Associate


David advises on a broad range of contentious matters, often with a multi-jurisdictional focus, including English High Court litigation, contentious insolvency, international arbitration and internal investigations.

David frequently acts for clients in the private equity, professional services, financial services, aviation, oil and gas, technology and energy sectors in connection with disputes in the English courts and abroad, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Prior to moving to Orrick, David completed a secondment in the legal department of a leading global private equity house.

  • David’s experience includes the following:

    • Acting for Optimares S.p.A. in its English Commercial Court claim against Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.
    • Advising a Swiss commodity trading bank in an LCIA arbitration against a Russian counterparty arising from an aborted structured finance deal
    • Advising 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) on its $6.5 billion dispute with IPIC and Aabar
    • Acting for BlackRock Global Allocation Fund, Inc. in its High Court claim concerning the validity of a purchase undertaking entered into by Dana Gas PJSC
    • Advising a leading global private equity house in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL rules concerning an investment in communication networks in Africa
    • Advising on internal bribery and corruption investigations at a multinational media company

    Please note: David's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick