David Aron has extensive experience of international oil and gas expert witness work. He has acted in major international oil and gas arbitrations at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague and the World Bank tribunal in Washington.
He has been the determining expert in an LNG price dispute between Australian producers and an Asian buyer. He has also been an expert at the London Court of International Arbitration and the UK High Court.
Typical assignments include:
Pinsent Masons – expert determination, pipeline Northern Ireland.
LMS Legal – International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration licence dispute, Nigeria.
4 New Square – International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, LNG plant. Egypt.
Lawgivers – arbitration onshore oil licence, Trinidad and Tobago.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – UNCITRAL dispute gas Trinidad and Tobago.
Norton Rose Fulbright – UNCITRAL dispute gas Hungary.
Dechert – UNCITRAL and ICSID dispute oil and gas company Croatia.
Dentons – ICC arbitration LNG plant, Poland.
Gide Lorette Nouel – ICC arbitration LNG plant, Algeria.
Hogan Lovells – UNCITRAL dispute field development, China.
Gordon Dadds – UK High Court dispute, recoverable reserves, Azerbaijan.
Edwards Wildman Palmer – UNCITRAL arbitration licence valuation, Kurdistan.
Clyde & Co – ICC arbitration well construction, Yemen.
Dorsey & Whitney – UNCITRAL arbitration oil licence, Albania.
Wilmer Hale – LCIA arbitration LPG facility, Kurdistan.
Wikborg Rein – Arbitration naphtha processing on Probo Koala, Norway.
Dentons – UK High Court dispute, onshore field, UK.
Australia Federal Court – oil and gas field taxation.
Watson, Farley Williams – UNCITRAL arbitration oil production platform, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Norton Rose – ICC arbitration oil licence, Sudan.
Herbert Smith – Singapore International Arbitration Centre seismic survey licensing, Brunei.
Clifford Chance – ICC arbitration joint venture, Lithuania.
John Collins – UK Commercial Court dispute on distribution of metal working fluids.
Eversheds – UK Commercial Court refinery gas leak.
Akin Gump – Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce licence, Kazakhstan.
He has also acted as an expert witness for the UK government for the Valuation Office Agency and HM Revenue and Customs. David was awarded the Society of Petroleum Engineers Regional North Sea Award for Projects, Facilities and Construction in 2016.
David has BSc Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester 1970 and MSc Petroleum Engineering Imperial College London in 1979.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineering and the Energy Institute. He is a Member of the Institute of Gas Engineers and Management and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Academy of Experts. He is an Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbritrators.