Phone: (44) 0 20 7558 4819
Experience / Expertise:
Intellectual Property
Maritime (dry)
Maritime (wet)
Arbitration Centre Panel/Membership:

David Foster is a seasoned litigator and head of O’Melveny’s International Dispute and Arbitration Practice Group in London. David is a Solicitor-Advocate with full rights of audience before the English courts. He frequently represents international clients in disputes in the English High Court, international arbitration, and multi-jurisdictional disputes.

David specializes in complex and high value commercial arbitration and litigation cases, usually involving a significant international element. He has particular experience acting in disputes in the financial services industry and in defending large follow-on and stand alone competition law claims. He has conducted numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitrations seated in a variety of jurisdictions.

David conducts litigation and arbitration across all industry sectors and represents a broad range of clients, including sovereign states, multinational corporations, and high net worth individuals.

He is frequently recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers Global and Chambers UK. In 2018, Chambers notes David is “brilliant to work with, really enjoys his work and is superb with clients.”  Also in 2018, Legal 500 recognized David and his London team for both international arbitration and competition litigation.