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David has worked with the Dispute Resolution Team since qualifying with Arthur Cox in September 2011.

He acts on behalf of local and international organisations on a wide range of litigation matters. He represents medium and large scale businesses across a broad range of sectors in commercial and regulatory actions.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Volvo trucks / Renault trucks in relation to multiple follow on actions brought in the High Court in Ireland by purchasers of trucks arising out of a decision of an EU Commission decision to fine a number of truck manufacturers (including Volvo trucks / Renault trucks) a total of €2,926,509,000
  • Acted for Aer Lingus in successfully defending proceedings brought by Belfast International Airport in the Commercial Court in Belfast in relation to a breach of contract case seeking damages of c.£30m
  • Acting for a private fund in obtaining a Mareva injunction to restrain movement of funds and assets in respect of borrowings in excess of £200m
  • Acting in securing an ex-parte emergency injunction in respect of the transfer of valuable contracts from a group of companies to a competing group of companies
  • Acted for a Fund Management firm in defending a multi-million pound professional negligence claim being brought for alleged mis-management of funds
  • Acted in respect of a multi-million pound damages claim advanced against a major supermarket retailer for breach of contract in respect of a conditional sale and planning contract
  • Acted for a large Irish PLC in a long-running odour abatement issue involving injunctive proceedings and successfully liaising and dealing with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)
  • Instructed by a Bank in a £2m recovery action. Successfully defended appeals of the Master’s Order in the Chancery Court, Court of Appeal and the borrower’s appeal to the Supreme Court was refused
  • Defence of product liability (criminal liability) for food producer including Food Standards Agency investigation
  • Defence of care home owners in relation to fraud prosecution (criminal liability)

Contact

+44 28 9026 5521
david.black@arthurcox.com

Arthur Cox
Victoria House
Gloucester Street
Belfast
BT1 4LS

  • LLB (Hons), 2007, Queen’s University Belfast
  • LLM (Innovation, Technology and the Law), 2008, The University of Edinburgh
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, 2011

David Black is a “very bright and insightful lawyer who is quick and very effective in his work.”

Chambers UK: UK Leading Lawyers in Business, 2019

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