David Smith Senior Associate

Hong Kong
+852 5806 7894
+852 9689 2710

Expertise and Professional Background

David Smith is a senior associate in our Hong Kong Litigation and Restructuring team. David specialises in insolvency and restructuring as well as high value contract and trust disputes, usually with a cross-border element. David advises clients from a range of industry sectors, including international trade and financial services.

Prior to joining Harneys in 2017, David worked at leading commercial law firms in London and Sydney.

Education & Admissions

University of Technology, Sydney (LLB) 2007
University of Sydney (LLM) 2010
Bar Admissions
New South Wales, Australia 2008


Restructuring and Insolvency


‘Forum shopping’ can lead to some fierce jurisdictional battles particularly in insolvency where the choice can be stark between debtor and creditor friendly procedures. This is the scenario with which the BVI Commercial Court has been... read more