David Foster is a seasoned litigator and head of O’Melveny’s International Disputes 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 legal directories. In the 2022 edition, Chambers UK describes David as “really bright and very commercially adept” and as “tough, practical and straightforward”. The 2021 edition of Chambers Global praises David for his arbitration expertise and his “exceptional knowledge and understanding” of arbitration law and practice.