David MacArthur is a registered foreign lawyer (gaikoku jimu bengoshi) and co-head of the international arbitration practice of Anderson Mōri & Tomotsune, where he jointly oversees a diverse team spanning the firm’s pan-Asian office network.
A US national who began his legal career in US commercial litigation, David has spent nearly two decades practising in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. Since moving his practice to the Far East in 2006, he has specialised in international arbitration as a member of a globally top-ranked practice. David has acted as counsel in more than 50 major arbitrations, often high-value and complex, seated in jurisdictions across Asia, Europe and North America. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, often technology-related, in disputes ranging from several million to several billion US dollars in value. In addition to commercial cases, he advises and represents clients in investor-state disputes.
He is also active as arbitrator and is presently empanelled with numerous arbitral institutions and speaks proficient Japanese and Korean.