Having completed his pupillage at the firm, David joined Shook Lin & Bok as an Associate in August 2005. He was admitted as a Partner in March 2012.
David graduated with a LL.B (Honours) from the University of London in 2002. He then completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London with a Very Competent and was called to the Bar of England and Wales as a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 2003. He went on to obtain a Masters in Law (LL.M) (specialising in Corporate and Commercial Law) at the University of London in 2004. David also holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from City University, London as well as credits in the subjects of U.S. and EU Antitrust and Banking and Finance Law from Cornell University.
The focus of his work is in the areas of General Litigation, Administrative Law and Employment Law. David’s General Litigation portfolio includes representing clients in cases involving breach of contract, defamation and personal injury.
David also acts as counsel for two major Malaysian public utility companies and has experience handling judicial review applications for regulatory bodies as well as for international clients against local authorities. He has further been involved in a number of important human rights cases in Malaysia relating to religious freedom and native title rights.
Outside of legal practice, David taught the final year LL.B subject of Remedies at the University of Malaya from 2008 – 2010 where he was involved in lecturing the subject as well as preparing and grading the exam papers. He continues to lecture at the University of Malaya on an ad-hoc basis in practical legal areas such as opinion writing, drafting and trial preparation.
David also conducts training workshops for various organisations including for professional bodies such as the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing, Competition Law and Employment Law.