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David Jenaway



David Jenaway



David has extensive experience in a wide range of high profile commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on matters arising in relation to the construction and energy and resources sectors. David regularly represents large corporations in high value superior Court litigation and international commercial arbitration.

David is valued by clients and has been listed in Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific. He is listed in the 'Best Lawyer List' for alternative disputes resolution, international arbitration and litigation in Australia.

David also takes a lead role in Allen & Overy’s pro bono practice.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Two international oil and gas companies on commercial and investment treaty disputes over potential USD2bn losses relating to a Vietnamese project.
  • A joint venture of four international energy companies in an LNG Price review for an APAC-based project and ongoing sale of LNG.
  • A multinational oil and gas company acting as operator of a joint venture, in relation to breaches and possible termination of a contract related to the supply and operation of an FPSO.
  • The Griffin Coal Mining Company on a USD20 million dispute arising from the fallout of its relationship with Carna Group.
  • Citigroup in relation to Supreme Court proceedings for alleged misleading and deceptive conduct regarding the sale of an investment product entitled "Lehman Brothers 5 years USD Daily Accrual, Memory Knock Out Principal Protected Note".
  • A world-leading supplier of tantalum products, in an arbitration arising from a construction project in northern Western Australia.
  • RCR Resolve FM in relation to Supreme Court proceedings against Serco Australia for disputes arising from the performance of facilities management services at detention centres throughout Australia.
  • Hamersley Iron Pty Limited in relation to Supreme Court proceedings commenced by McMahon Services Australia Pty Limited, relating to works performed at the Cape Lambert power station.
  • The North West Shelf Gas joint venture on a pricing arbitration conducted under a gas sale and purchase agreement.
  • A large international investment company in relation to Supreme Court proceedings worth USD700m against a Perth-based iron ore miner.

Experience highlights



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Admitted as a lawyer, Western Australia, 2009


LLB (Hons), BA (Politics and International Studies), Murdoch University, 2007

Pro-bono experience

  • Acted for an indigenous law centre in relation to intestacy laws in Western Australia
  • Advised various not-for-profit and charity institutions on insurance obligations and coverage
  • Advised a homeless centre on a Magistrate's Court claim regarding alleged misappropriation of property
  • Advised an individual in relation to disability discrimination proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia
  • Advising an individual on Supreme Court Litigation relating to allegations of misleading or deceptive and unconscionable conduct arising from a mining project investment


News & insights

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News: 25 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Glennmont on landmark EUR1.3 billion green synthetic securitisation

Allen & Overy has advised Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest fund managers focusing on alternative energy investments, on the first green synthetic securitisation ever done in Italy.

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News: 15 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advising Ørsted on its Polish offshore wind joint venture with PGE

London – A cross-border team from Allen & Overy has advised Ørsted on its agreement, signed and announced on 10 February 2021, to form a 50/50 joint venture with PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A.…

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Publications: 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Consob sanction proceedings – The Court of Justice on the right to remain silent

Individuals who refuse to provide financial market authorities with answers that may establish their liability and trigger administrative sanctions of criminal nature cannot be punished.

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News: 01 FEBRUARY 2021

Allen & Overy continues to make gains with FTSE clients

In the Adviser Rankings 15th anniversary guide A&O is ranked 3rd for FTSE 100 with 23 clients, up from 17 in 2010, and A&O is one of only two magic circle firms to have grown their total stock market…

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