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David Coogans
David Coogans
Partner
Telephone
+852 2803 3672
Mobile
+852 6628 0033
Fax
+852 2803 3608

David is a commercial disputes lawyer specialising in international trade disputes.  David has over 25 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution.  He advises ship-owners, charterers and various property and liability insurers.  David also has extensive experience outside of international trade matters, including dealing with shareholder disputes and the recovery of monies lost due to internet/identity fraud.

Before qualifying as a lawyer, David served as a deck officer in the British Merchant Navy with the Cunard Steamship Company.  He has dealt with several high profile casualty matters.

David has handled arbitrations concerning a wide range of disputes with proceedings in Hong Kong, England & Wales, Australia, Singapore and the United States. David is familiar with UNCITRAL rules, LMAA terms, ICDR, ACICA and SIAC Rules.   David has also acted as mediator in several high value disputes.

› view experience and qualifications
Experience
2005
P&O Cruises Australia
1989
Richards Butler, Hong Kong
1976
Cunard Steamship Company
Education
1985
College of Law, Chancery Lane, London, Solicitors Final Examinations
1984
Anglia University, England, BA (Hons)
1980
Riversdale College, Liverpool, England, British 2nd Deck Officer's Certificate of Competency
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
1987 England and Wales
1989 Hong Kong
1991 Australia
Professional Affiliations
LEADR and nationally accredited mediation practitioner
Member, Law Society of Hong Kong
Member of the Hong Kong Maritime Law Association Executive Committee
Board member of the Maritime Services Training Board
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