David is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department. He has a broad practice which takes in civil fraud and asset tracing, shareholder, joint venture and partnership disputes, insolvency, trusts and contentious regulatory matters.
David trained at SJ Berwin in London and qualified into its dispute resolution department in 2005. In 2010 he relocated to the Cayman Islands and was involved in some of Cayman’s most notable cases, including defending Saudi businessman Maan Al Sanea in a $9.2 billion fraud claim, and conducting the defence of a $1 billion claim brought by the Renova group arising from an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the director of a Cayman Islands company.
David regularly acted for office holders in insolvency proceedings, including advising the receivers of UK litigation funder the Axiom Legal Financing Fund in connection with their investigation of the collapse of the fund.
Chambers Global 2016 noted David’s depth of experience and “sensible approach”. Legal 500 mentions David as “responsive and a strategic thinker” (2016).
Disposal of legal interest in property by trustee not a “disposition” for the purposes of insolvency avoidance provisions
Court will not permit rehearing of matters decided on the merits in bankruptcy cases
Likelihood of achieving purpose of administration trumps bad motive for the appointment
Partner David Butler provides a roundup of legal developments in UK insolvency and corporate rescue
Fox Williams strengthens Dispute Resolution practice with new Partner hire