David CoogansPartner, Howse Williams

David is a commercial disputes lawyer specializing 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.

David is a member of the International Fraud Group (IFG), an elite group of handpicked lawyers focused on unravelling fraud and tracing and returning assets.