David A. Southern FCIArb, LL.M (Senior Consultant)
My strong skillset of advocacy, legal practice, international cross-border dispute management and counsel within niche commercial practice areas means I can add value to a wide range of engagements
- Qualified Barrister-at-Law in Hong Kong Chambers
- Arbitrator and Arbitration Counsel Expertise
- Extensive Thai Law Firm Experience - Commodities / Trade / Commerce / Fintech / Logistics / Renewables
- Masters Degree (LLM) in Shipping Law, Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
- Oxford Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Law & Fellow of CIArb
Blockchain & Fintech
Transnational Corporate Structuring
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
QLTS Qualification as English Solicitor
Barrister-at-Law, Justice Chambers – Pupil Barrister – Liberty Chambers; Princes Chambers; Admiralty Chambers; Gilt Chambers
PCCL, Law – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PCCL Conversion Course, Law – HKU Space
Masters Degree in Law (LLM) Shipping Law – Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd
LLB (Hons), Law Degree – University of Liverpool
A-Levels and GCSEs – Stonyhurst College
David has been able to qualify in multiple jurisdictions – the UK and Hong Kong and also work as a solicitor and a qualified barrister spanning the advocacy gap. He has worked in a cross-section of legal practice firms and chambers in Hong Kong and Thailand and therefore is able to frame his advice and services within a multi-jurisdictional context.
David has shaped his qualifications and experience around dispute resolution matters, and is highly knowledgeable with regards to the practice and procedure of arbitral institutions, being a panel member of the Thai Arbitration Centre (THAC) and having acted as counsel on numerous arbitration-based disputes. He is a Fellow of CIArb, a Committee Branch Member of CIArb Thailand Branch and obtained his Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Oxford.
Modern business requires modern legal entrepreneurial mindset and an up to date grasp of emerging and adopted technologies; trade practices; payment systems and sustainability/renewable processes and technology. David is able to offer a diverse insight and and tailored advice in these areas.
Golf, Wakeboarding & Rock Climbing
David’s interests and activities are as diverse as his legal experience and he is willing to try new sports and challenges
David enjoys sharing his professional knowledge with others and attends events to provide presentations and his knowledge of legal and commercial matters
Diving & Horse Riding
In addition to being a qualified sailor and having owned his own S/Y in Hong Kong, David likes to see what is under the water through recreational diving and isn’t averse to indulging in horse riding either.