David Kavanagh

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Lawyer (Partner)

Mr. Kavanagh is a partner based in Skadden, Arps’ London office. He focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation. Mr. Kavanagh has acted on some of the world’s largest and most complex arbitration disputes as ranked by The American Lawyer, which also has named him “Global Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 for his representation of AAR (Alfa, Access & Renova) in its US$16 billion arbitration dispute with BP. He has acted on several major investment treaty disputes for both governments and investors. He also is a solicitor advocate and has extensive experience in international finance litigation, and his clients include major investment banks and hedge funds, which he regularly represents in High Court litigation. He regularly acts as counsel in arbitrations, which are seated in Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Stockholm, the Hague, Vienna and London. He has extensive experience of managing multijurisdictional court actions in Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. He also regularly advises companies on regulatory matters and civil/criminal investigations including advice under the U.K. Bribery Act and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (Washington)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
Dentons (Brussels)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)


383 Bulletin

David Kavanagh, Gary A. MacDonald, Ingrid Vandenborre, Patrick Heneghan, Tiffany Rider The Korean Fair Trade Commission offers funding private antitrust class action against two electronics companies fines for price-fixing (Samsung, LG)


Competition authorities around the globe are taking an increasingly active part in the pursuit of civil claims for damages for antitrust infringements. The decision by the Korean Fair Trade Commission (“KFTC”), announced on 24 January, to finance a damages action brought by the Green Consumer (...)

David Kavanagh, James S. Venit, Shepard Goldfein, Steven C. Sunshine The English High Court denies representative action statute for antitrust price-fixing claims in the air freight services market (Emerald/British Airways)


On April 8, 2009, the English High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, granted British Airways’ request for an order striking two Plaintiffs’ representative claims. Though still subject to appeal, this decision potentially represents a significant obstacle to efforts underway to apply historical (...)

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