David MacArthur is a specialist in international arbitration and is Co-head of the firm’s International Arbitration practice.
A US-qualified lawyer with over 15 years' experience in civil-law jurisdictions, David acts as counsel and arbitrator. As a leading member of a globally ranked arbitration practice since 2006, David has represented clients in dozens of international arbitrations across Asia, Europe and North America in a wide variety of complex and high-stakes disputes in the automotive, aircraft, IP, life sciences and medical, post-M&A, online gaming, shipbuilding and construction, telecommunications and other industries.
In addition to his arbitration practice experience, David has also acquired the critical “soft skills” of proficiency in the cultures, languages and legal systems of East Asia.
Recognized in Who’s Who Legal, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and other peer-reviewed rankings, David has served in a number of leadership and influence positions, including as founding Co-chair of “KCAB Next,” a professional development organization under the auspices of KCAB INTERNATIONAL and as a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Asia Task Force.
He also acts as arbitrator and has been appointed to the approved arbitrator lists of the HKIAC (Hong Kong), JCAA (Japan), KCAB (Korea), AIAC (Southeast Asia) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).
David is admitted to the Utah State Bar (USA) and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) and other organizations.
- Dispute Resolution Group
|1996||Brigham Young University (B.A.)|
|2000||Florida State University (M.A.)|
|2003||University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law (J.D.), Admitted to the Bar Utah|
|2003 - 2005||Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah|
|2005 - 2006||Foreign Attorney, Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu|
|2006 - 2020||Bae, Kim & Lee LLC|
- Utah (2003)
- Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi (registered foreign lawyer) (2022)
Professional and Academic Associations
- Utah Bar Association
- International Council Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
- American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM)
- Daini Tokyo Bar Association
- English (first language)