Board Members

Mr. David Brown Paris, France

Personal Details born 1957 in Newcastle upon Tyne; married, 6 children
Education BSc Anthropology, London University 1980
Law studies Newcastle upon Tyne 1980 – 198
Qualifications and Past Experience Trainee Solicitor, Slaughter & May 1982 – 1985
English Solicitor since 1985
French 'Avocat' since 1992
Lawyer in private practice in Paris (with Herbert Smith then (Shadbolts) since 1986
Current Occupation Partner with Clyde & Co in Paris since 2010
Expertise Drafting and negotiating international contracts; international dispute resolution (arbitration, expertise proceedings and dispute boards), particularly with reference to international construction projects
Current Matters A range of international arbitrations, particularly under the ICC Rules, including major projects disputes in Algeria and offshore oil & gas disputes in Brazil
Selected Publications Numerous articles, including:
'What steps should arbitrators take to limit the costs of arbitration?' (Journal of International Arbitration, August 2014)
'Enforcement of DAB decisions : a fresh approach to Clause 20 of the 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract', (International Construction Law Review, January 2012) written jointly with Oana Soimulescu
Academic Activities None at present, but plenty of lecturing including ICC training course on international contracts.
My ICLA-Philosophy By promoting a better understanding of differences in law and practice we will also facilitate better and more efficient project delivery