David R Haigh KC

Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
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David's practice focuses on serving on international arbitration tribunals that deal with a variety of subjects, including energy, intellectual property, telecommunications, pharmaceutical issues and coal mining. He has a broad range of investor-state investment and commercial disputes and has previously acted for and against national entities.

David acts exclusively as an arbitrator and is associated with arbitration centres in Canada and internationally. His experience includes:

  • As an arbitrator in relation to disputes involving states, including Energy Charter Treaty claims as well as commodity disputes involving pricing, trading, producing, transmitting, refining, and marketing of products
  • Institutional and ad hoc arbitrations
  • Construction and contract disputes
  • Pipeline procurement and construction disputes
  • Farmout agreements
  • Royalty interpretation and disputes
  • Operating procedures and disputes
  • Petro-chemical and other forms of energy-related construction
  • Lease interpretation and oil and gas evaluations
  • Joint venture agreements

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