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David Stewart, FCIArb

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS [fa icon="caret-right"]
Commercial Disputes
  • CEDR mediation as party representative in a dispute between joint venture parties in the automotive industry
  • CEDR mediation as party representative involving warranty claims arising out of an acquisition in the life sciences industry
  • CEDR mediation as party representative in a major claim for damages (one of 2010’s “The Lawyer’s Top 10 cases”) arising out of a failed acquisition in the construction industry
  • Large claim for fraud arising out of the Kuwait shipping industry involving claims of US$150 million plus
  • ICC arbitration as lead advocate in relation to claims for damages in excess of US$300M relating to the sale of an international catering company
  • Related proceedings in the Lebanon, France, Lichtenstein, and Holland
Sports, Gambling, Media, and Telecoms
  • Standing disputes Counsel to governing body of international sport
  • ICC arbitration over media rights and ambush marketing in relation to a global sports event, acting as party advocate
  • Acting in various disciplinary matters for the governing body of two global sports organisations
  • Acting as party advocate in substantial LCIA arbitration in relation to a mobile telephone business in Nigeria
  • Acting for numerous media organisations in film financing, production, and distribution disputes
  • Acting for a global media organisation in relation to internal and external investigations arising from a variety of claims
  • Acting for UK bookmakers in regulatory and licensing matters
  • Acting for a large global airline in relation to challenges from the Advertising Standards Authority over a major publicity campaign
  • Acting in ad hoc arbitration in a dispute over a substantial software contract
  • Acting for a major California technology company in managing claims in various European countries arising from a major acquisition
Trust Litigation and Advisory Work
  • Numerous contentious and advisory matters involving offshore trusts, Lichtenstein Foundations, including claims against Trustees, and setting up and organising the affairs of multi-national UHNW families and their businesses
  • Advising on compliance with US and UK FATCA, and the C.R.S.
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2008
  • CEDR qualified mediator, 1996
  • Associate member, American Bar Association
  • Member ICC, LCIA, AAA
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Attorney-at-Law, Turks and Caicos Islands
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Partner, Griffiths and Partners, Turks and Caicos Islands, 2015-present
  • Partner, Olswang LLP, London WC2, 1997-2014
    • Managing Partner/CEO, 2007-2014
    • Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation, 1997-2007
  • Partner, SJ Berwin and Co, London WCI, 1995-1997 (Assistant Solicitor, 1992-1995)
  • Attorney at Law, Miller Simons O’Sullivan, Turks and Caicos Islands, 1990-1992
  • Articled Clerk then Associate, Blyth Dutton, London WC2, 1987-1990
  • Chester College of Law (Common Professional Exam, Law Society finals), 1985-1987
  • B.A., (Hons), University of York, Yorkshire, England, 1982-1985


Matthew Rushton
Deputy Managing Director
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London, UK EC4Y 1EU

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David Stewart: Named as one of The Lawyer magazine’s “HOT 100,” 2010.