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David was articled with Edwin Coe and qualified in 1980, becoming a partner in 1984. He was appointed Senior Partner of the Firm in April 2011. David specialises in commercial litigation including competition claims and claims on behalf of shareholders, and is Head of both the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group as well as the Group Action Litigation department.

He has developed a strong following in contentious competition work being involved in cases in front of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), High Court and Competition Commission. He has for many years advised sovereign states on disputes in international tribunals and particularly specialises in work involving governments in sub-Saharan Africa.

David was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee in 1997. He was then appointed in 2002 as a member of the Civil Justice Council. He is the author of “Civil Procedure Rules”, an associate editor of “Civil Practice Manual”, on the editorial board of Butterworths’ “The Civil Court Practice” (“the Green Book”), a contributor to the Law Society’s “Civil Litigation Manual”, and the author of two titles for Atkins Court Forms.

David has worked on numerous high profile cases including:

  • Railtrack shareholders’ action against the Government
  • Northern Rock
  • Resort Hotels
  • E-District
  • represented many shareholder groups in complaints to the FSA and in private claims including Langbar, Mayflower and Torex
  • represents depositors in KSF (Isle of Man)
  • investors in the Madoff fraud
  • Stanford Investment Fund

Published books include:

  • Shareholder Claims (2012) Jordan publishing Ltd
  • Civil Practice Manual
  • The Civil Court Practice 2003 (‘The Green Book’)
  • Atkins Court Forms 2000-2001
  • The Civil Litigation Handbook 2001
  • International Employment Law 2000
David Greene is unflappable, practical and realistic.

The Legal 500 2017

David Greene is unflappable, practical and realistic.

The Legal 500 2017

Expertise

Credentials

  • Winner of The Law Society Gazette 2017 Legal Personality of the Year

  • Winner of Rule of Law Award for Article 50 litigation at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers as a leader in Competition Law and Litigation

  • Member of the Law Society

  • President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Council member of the Law Society. His seat is for international practice

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • CEDR accredited mediator

  • Assessor for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Quotes

David Greene gives the best strategic and tactical advice and goes above and beyond the call of duty to support clien...
The Legal 500 2019

David Greene gives the best strategic and tactical advice and goes above and beyond the call of duty to support clients to great effect.

The Legal 500 2019

David Greene is highly motivated to look after clients.


The Legal 500 2019

David Greene is highly motivated to look after clients.

The Legal 500 2019

David Greene is unflappable, practical and realistic.


The Legal 500 2017

David Greene is unflappable, practical and realistic.

The Legal 500 2017

Class action specialist David Greene is an experienced litigator, has very good judgement and is excellent with clien...
The Legal 500 2017

Class action specialist David Greene is an experienced litigator, has very good judgement and is excellent with clients.

The Legal 500 2017

David Greene is known as the results-driven.


The Legal 500 2016

David Greene is known as the results-driven.

The Legal 500 2016

David Greene is recommended for his diverse and international caseload.


Chambers UK 2016

David Greene is recommended for his diverse and international caseload.

Chambers UK 2016

The flexible and approachable department at Edwin Coe LLP is led by the intuitive and very strategic David Greene. Legal 500 2015

The flexible and approachable department at Edwin Coe LLP is led by the intuitive and very strategic David Greene.

Legal 500 2015

David Greene is exceptional both in his skills, leading his team and his overseas contracts.


Client Feedback Survey 2015

David Greene is exceptional both in his skills, leading his team and his overseas contracts.

Client Feedback Survey 2015

They understand their clients' needs and work hard to meet those needs without incurring unnecessary costs.


Client Feedback Survey 2015

They understand their clients' needs and work hard to meet those needs without incurring unnecessary costs.

Client Feedback Survey 2015

Edwin Coe LLP has a team of effective and efficient litigators, led by David Green.


Legal 500 2014

Edwin Coe LLP has a team of effective and efficient litigators, led by David Green.

Legal 500 2014

David Greene is praised as an experienced operator who knows his way around a courtroom.


Chambers UK 2013

David Greene is praised as an experienced operator who knows his way around a courtroom.

Chambers UK 2013

David Greene is a tenacious negotiator.


Legal 500 2012

David Greene is a tenacious negotiator.

Legal 500 2012

a leading light for class action work….His tactical nous is second to none.


Chambers UK 2012

a leading light for class action work….His tactical nous is second to none.

Chambers UK 2012

David Greene's strength is managing complex cases with hundreds of clients.


Legal 500 2011

David Greene's strength is managing complex cases with hundreds of clients.

Legal 500 2011

David Greene is a very experienced and versatile litigator.


Legal 500 2010

David Greene is a very experienced and versatile litigator.

Legal 500 2010

David Greene is praised for his business acumen and industry knowledge.


Legal 500 2010

David Greene is praised for his business acumen and industry knowledge.

Legal 500 2010

David Greene is a remarkable orchestrator of complicated class action cases. He has considerable international experi...
Chambers UK 2011

David Greene is a remarkable orchestrator of complicated class action cases. He has considerable international experience and is widely regarded as a leading figure in the field.

Chambers UK 2011

Renowned as the king of class actions.


Chambers UK 2010

Renowned as the king of class actions.

Chambers UK 2010

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David Greene

Senior Partner

David was articled with Edwin Coe and qualified in 1980, becoming a partner in 1984. He was appointed Senior Partner of the Firm in April 2011. David specialises in commercial litigation including competition claims and claims on behalf of shareholders, and is Head of both the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group as well as the Group Action Litigation department.

He has developed a strong following in contentious competition work being involved in cases in front of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), High Court and Competition Commission. He has for many years advised sovereign states on disputes in international tribunals and particularly specialises in work involving governments in sub-Saharan Africa.

David was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to the Civil Procedure Rules Committee in 1997. He was then appointed in 2002 as a member of the Civil Justice Council. He is the author of “Civil Procedure Rules”, an associate editor of “Civil Practice Manual”, on the editorial board of Butterworths’ “The Civil Court Practice” (“the Green Book”), a contributor to the Law Society’s “Civil Litigation Manual”, and the author of two titles for Atkins Court Forms.

David has worked on numerous high profile cases including:

  • Railtrack shareholders’ action against the Government
  • Northern Rock
  • Resort Hotels
  • E-District
  • represented many shareholder groups in complaints to the FSA and in private claims including Langbar, Mayflower and Torex
  • represents depositors in KSF (Isle of Man)
  • investors in the Madoff fraud
  • Stanford Investment Fund

Expertise

  • Group Action Litigation: Overview
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Overview
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Asset protection and recovery
  • Civil Fraud  
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition/EU Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Professional and Disciplinary Tribunals

Experience

Published books include:

  • Shareholder Claims (2012) Jordan publishing Ltd
  • Civil Practice Manual
  • The Civil Court Practice 2003 (‘The Green Book’)
  • Atkins Court Forms 2000-2001
  • The Civil Litigation Handbook 2001
  • International Employment Law 2000

Credentials

  • Winner of The Law Society Gazette 2017 Legal Personality of the Year

  • Winner of Rule of Law Award for Article 50 litigation at the Solicitors Journal Awards 2017

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

  • Recognised by Best Lawyers as a leader in Competition Law and Litigation

  • Member of the Law Society

  • President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Council member of the Law Society. His seat is for international practice

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • CEDR accredited mediator

  • Assessor for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4000

Email:
david.greene@edwincoe.com

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