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David McCoy

Senior Associate

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

David is based in CMS’ London office, and focuses on disputes arising in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as of a general commercial nature.

He has particular experience in the enforcement of arbitration awards, including against sovereign states, and in securing and defending freezing injunctions in the High Court, including against sovereign states.

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, David has experience in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as in arbitration under the auspices of the LCIA, the ICC and UNCITRAL.

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Relevant experience

  • Acting for an independent oil and gas exploration company in a dispute with its joint venture partner concerning the proper allocation of participating interests in a Middle Eastern TSC (ICC Arbitration, London).
  • Acting for a Russian national in proceedings brought by the Russian Government in aid of litigation in Moscow, including a world-wide freezing order in the value of £1.2 billion (High Court, London).
  • Acting for a Canadian oil and gas company regarding contractual claims arising in connection with a PSC in Kurdistan (LCIA Arbitration, London).
  • Acting for a Thai energy company in the enforcement of an arbitral award against a sovereign state following a failed joint venture (including a freezing order against the state) and in proceedings by the state’s central bank for losses said to flow from the freezing order (High Court, London).
  • Acting for a UK company in the enforcement of an arbitral award against a sovereign state in multiple jurisdictions including the UK, US, France, Jersey, the Bahamas and Cayman (High Court, London). 
  • Acting for the UK subsidiary of an Italian oil and gas company in a dispute as to the proper allocation of certain UK tax refunds (High Court, London).
  • Acting for a UK oil and gas company in a dispute with its drilling contractor in Cameroon (ICC Arbitration, London). 
  • Acting for a UK oil and gas company concerning a contracts dispute with a national oil and gas company in Africa (LCIA Arbitration, London).
  • Acting for a Moldovan oil and gas company in its claim against a Kazakh national for an unpaid loan (High Court, London).
  • Acting for a UK oil and gas company in its claim against an international bank for exorbitant interest rates and borrowing fees (High Court, London). 
  • Acting for an Eastern European oil and gas company against a major oil and gas company in a joint venture dispute (LCIA Arbitration, London) and representing the same company in defence of a world-wide freezing order in parallel court proceedings (High Court, London).
  • Acting for a US oil and gas company in respect of a dispute with a drilling contractor in Cameroon (LCIA Arbitration, London).
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Education

  • 2009 – Distinction, College of Law, London
  • 2007 – Law LLB (1st) Queen Mary, London
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