David has acted for a spectrum of freight forwarders, operators, charterers, cargo interests, vessel owners, commodity traders, and insurers in contentious matters involving allisions and collisions, fumigation, tankers, liquid and other bulk cargoes, metals, contamination claims, trade letters of credit, sale of goods, and issues arising from salvage. He has also assisted and advised clients in respect of coverage, marina fires, and aviation repair disputes. David is the Associate Lead for DWF Whitelaw Twining’s Transportation Group and Vice-Chair of the CBABC Maritime Subsection.
In his non-marine property damage work, David regularly advances subrogated matters on for insurance clients and has experience working with a range of insureds, from homeowners, small, and local businesses to large national and multi-national companies. David is skilled in bringing together a viable legal case with the cooperation of the insured while balancing financial risk and recovery for the insurance client. As a result, David has a strong record in resolving tort actions arising from fires, floods, and product liability.
David has represented clients in an array of disputes, including complex multi-party litigation, in British Columbia Provincial and Supreme Courts, in the Federal Court of Canada, and in international arbitration.
David’s coverage includes the Asia Pacific region. He spends his time connecting DWF’s presences in Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Vancouver.
David is a Co-Chair of DWF Whitelaw Twining’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
- Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2019
- Member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia), formerly serving on the Board of Directors
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association, Vice-Chair of the CBABC Maritime Subsection
- Member of the Law Society of British Columbia