“I love meeting different people. Whether I’m working in a small town in India or large city in Brazil, I pride myself on learning about my clients and their cultures.”
For three decades, David Lindsey has helped define the field of international arbitration through advocacy, fact-finding and scholarship. He represents businesses and sovereigns worldwide in cross-border disputes under the rules of the ICDR, ICC, LCIA, and other top international arbitral institutions.
David’s practice covers a wide range of industries, with a focus on construction, infrastructure, and oil and gas disputes in Latin America. Working as both as an advocate and arbitrator, he handles numerous matters involving cross-border enforcement of awards. David’s flexible, collegial approach makes him an ideal partner for clients and co-counsel located anywhere in the world.
David acts both for and against foreign sovereigns concerning, among other things, expropriation of investments, fair and equitable treatment under public international law, breach of treaty obligations, breach of contract, determination of applicable law, U.S. racketeering laws, and the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
Before forming Chaffetz Lindsey, David was Head of Clifford Chance’s International Arbitration practice for the Americas. He started his legal career at Steel Hector & Davis in 1987, and opened their London office in the late 1990s.
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