David Hope

Partner, K&L Gates

Area of expertise

Commercial and Contractual Disputes


About David

David focuses on complex commercial and contractual disputes in various Australian jurisdictions. His practice includes damages claims for breach of contract, injunctions for specific performance or to prevent a breach, debt recovery and enforcement of guarantees and securities, as well as statutory causes of action under company and consumer protection laws. David also advises clients on a range of defamation, contempt and related media issues.

He has significant experience in a number of industries, including banking and finance, telecommunications and petroleum (downstream).

David regularly advises clients on dispute resolution strategies, which often involve engaging in different forms of alternative dispute resolution both prior to and after the commencement of proceedings, such as representing clients in mediation or facilitation.

David was recognised as one of Australia's leading lawyers in the Best Lawyers in Australia list published in 2013.