Richard David
Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, Houston. tx
Area of Expertise: 
Energy Law
U.S. Law

Rich is a litigation partner who focuses his practice on both commercial litigation and international arbitration. Rich has represented clients in international arbitrations under various institution rules, including the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID & Additional Facility), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Cairo Regional International Arbitration Centre, and ad-hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules, and matters pursuant to free trade agreements and national arbitration legislation, including Australia and Nigeria. Rich has sat as an arbitrator in international disputes and has satisfied the requirements to earn Fellow status at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (North America). His most recent experience includes representation of a major international oil and gas exploration company in a Nigerian Arbitration Act Rules arbitration (UNCITRAL Model Law) and related litigation regarding a semi-submersible rig offshore Libya, representation of three major oil and gas exploration companies in an ICDR Rules arbitration over the costs of a multi-billion dollar offshore production facility in the Gulf of Mexico, representation of a U.S. investor in an ICC Rules arbitration with an Asian financial institution, counsel to foreign investors in SIAC Rules arbitration concerning automobile distribution agreement, and representation of an independent exploration and production company in a potential ICC Rules arbitration involving a drilling contract for a semi-submersible rig offshore Brazil. He also structures and negotiates international dispute resolution clauses and arbitration agreements, advises on choice of law and choice of forum questions, and drafts and negotiates waivers of sovereign immunity and other matters critical to ensuring the enforceability of contractual rights in international transactions.