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David Bridge

David Bridge

Partner
Solicitor Advocate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

David Bridge is a partner and solicitor advocate in the Commercial Disputes Team at CMS London. He has over 10 years of experience handling large and complex claims, involving litigation, arbitration and all forms of ADR.

David’s work often involves claims for breach of contract, misrepresentation and shareholder/investor disputes. He regularly advises clients across a range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on life sciences and hotels & leisure.

David sits as an observer on the City of London Law Society Litigation Committee. He is recognised as a “Rising Star” in the 2013 to 2016 (inclusive) editions of London Super Lawyers and is published in a range of industry journals. He is a co-author of the English law chapter of the CMS Guide to International Arbitration.

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"He is technically excellent, hard-working, savvy and very pragmatic. A real class act."

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Relevant experience

  • A leading hotel & resort operator successfully obtaining injunctive relief preventing the termination of a long term management agreement, in support of LCIA arbitration proceedings.
  • A global pharmaceutical company in relation to a USD 500m claim for the recovery of the proceeds of patent litigation and a related shareholder tax claim.
  • A hotel owner in a USD 100m dispute with a global hotel operator.
  • A multinational corporation in relation to a large-scale fraud committed by its former senior management and related parties.
  • A commercial bank defending LCIA arbitration proceedings arising out of a disputed EUR 50 million investor option to acquire shares in a regional commercial bank prior to its merger.
  • IT corporation in relation to the defence of a claim by the UK Government concerning a significant and high-profile contract.
  • Successful settlement of a substantial joint venture shareholder dispute concerning the building of a luxury hotel in Moscow. In conjunction with CMS Moscow, David assisted the client in defending various claims for breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and fraud (with a total value of approximately USD 1bn) in addition to resisting cross-border injunctive relief in Cyprus and dealing with issues of enforcement in the British Virgin Islands.
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Education

  • 2013 – Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
  • 2003 – Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham
  • 2002 – Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham
  • 2001 – BA, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
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Memberships

  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • City of London Law Society Litigation Committee (observer)
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Publications

  • 2015 - Crowdfunding litigation - power to the people? - Legal Business Disputes Yearbook
  • 2015 - No win, no fee, no problem? - The Journal
  • 2013 - Stepping into the unknown – Solicitors Journal
  • 2013 - We've got the power – The Commercial Litigation Journal
  • 2010 - The long road to non-enforcement – Global Arbitration Review
  • 2008 - Bond ‘no action’ clause: covers all claims – Practical Law Company
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Lectures list

  • 2016 - Informa EU Pharmaceutical Law Forum 
  • 2016 - Hotel Owners Conference
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December 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Winter Edi­tion 2020
Back to main page Wel­come to the winter edi­tion of the CMS In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, the bi­an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion of CMS’ Dis­pute Res­ol­u­tion prac­tice fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the ma­jor...
11 December 2020
UK Su­preme Court gives land­mark judg­ment in Mas­ter­card v Mer­ricks
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10 September 2020
Con­tract clauses & COV­ID – Pro­tec­tion from fu­ture out­breaks
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has high­lighted the im­port­ance of con­trac­tu­al clauses such as force ma­jeure and res­ult­ing ter­min­a­tion rights that, pri­or to the pan­dem­ic, were largely con­sidered ‘boil­er­plate’...
30 November 2020
Ma­ter­i­al Ad­verse Ef­fect in the time of COV­ID
The High Court has re­cently con­sidered the in­ter­pret­a­tion of a Ma­ter­i­al Ad­verse Ef­fect clause, in the con­text of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. It is the first COV­ID-re­lated Ma­ter­i­al Ad­verse Ef­fect dis­pute to...
23 June 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Sum­mer Edi­tion 2020
Back to main page Wel­come to the sum­mer edi­tion of our In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, a bi-an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the key trends cur­rently shap­ing the glob­al dis­pute res­ol­u­tion...
16 July 2020
UK Su­preme Court sig­ni­fic­antly curbs the re­flect­ive loss prin­ciple in land­mark...
In­tro­duc­tion On 15 Ju­ly 2020, the Su­preme Court handed down its much-an­ti­cip­ated judg­ment in the case of Sevilleja v Marex Fin­an­cial Ltd [2020] UK­SC 31, sig­ni­fic­antly cut­ting back the scope of the “re­flect­ive...
December 2019
In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest - Winter Edi­tion 2019
Back to main page Wel­come to the winter edi­tion of our In­ter­na­tion­al Dis­putes Di­gest, a bi-an­nu­al pub­lic­a­tion fea­tur­ing ana­lys­is and com­ment­ary on the key trends cur­rently shap­ing the glob­al dis­pute res­ol­u­tion...
08 July 2020
Still play nicely – con­trac­tu­al per­form­ance in the time of COV­ID-19: an...
Busi­nesses con­tin­ue to face a chal­len­ging en­vir­on­ment ow­ing to the glob­al COV­ID-19 crisis and con­sequent meas­ures in­tro­duced by gov­ern­ments world­wide. The scope and nature of these meas­ures is con­stantly...
Sep 2019
ADR un­der the new Swiss Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Act
On 1 Janu­ary 2020, the new Swiss Fin­an­cial Ser­vices Act (FinSA), in­tro­du­cing new reg­u­la­tions for fin­an­cial ser­vices, will enter in­to force in Switzer­land.In the wake of the 2008 fin­an­cial crisis, it was...
19 June 2020
Su­preme Court finds for re­tail­ers against Mas­ter­Card and Visa in com­pet­i­tion...
On 17 June 2020, the Su­preme Court handed down a sig­ni­fic­ant judg­ment in the long-run­ning, com­bined cases of Sains­bury’s Su­per­mar­kets Ltd v Visa Europe Ser­vices LLC and oth­ers; Sains­bury’s Su­per­mar­kets...
Sep 2019
Dis­clos­ure pi­lot re­writes the rules on dis­clos­ure in the UK
A two-year pi­lot of a new dis­clos­ure prac­tice dir­ec­tion began in the Busi­ness and Prop­erty Courts of Eng­land and Wales on 1 Janu­ary 2019. The pi­lot ap­plies to both new and ex­ist­ing ac­tions, in­clud­ing...
21 May 2020
Play nicely - con­trac­tu­al per­form­ance in the time of COV­ID-19
Busi­nesses in al­most every sec­tor are fa­cing chal­lenges brought about by an un­pre­ced­en­ted op­er­a­tion­al cli­mate. In those cir­cum­stances, parties are hav­ing to con­sider wheth­er and how to meet their con­trac­tu­al...