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Construction Law Summer School
Monday 9 - Friday 13 September 2024
Downing CollegeUniversity of Cambridge, UK

David Savage
Partner, Construction & Infrastructure Sector Lead at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP


David is a leading UK and international construction lawyer. He is a partner at international law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, and the firm's Construction & Infrastructure sector co-lead.

He is qualified as both a solicitor and a barrister (member of Middle Temple), and joined legacy firm Charles Russell in 2005 to establish, lead and develop its construction practice.

Chambers directory describes him as "extremely impressive & client-focused in all matters" with "first-class knowledge" and "extremely persuasive and yet wisely diplomatic negotiating style." Chambers 2022 lists him as a Band 1 "Leader in his Field". Legal 500 described him as "the kind of litigator you want on your side – good with the law, a fantastic thinker and able to engage in commercial bargaining with the other side", listing him as Leading Individual. David's private client work was recognised by his inclusion in the Citywealth’s Leaders List.

David acts for governments, developers, institutions, contractors, sub-contractors, funders, designers and construction consultants. In his international work, David is particularly focussed on the middle east, and advising a government client on one of the largest infrastructure projects recently completed in the region. He also delivers training on FIDIC and IChemE contracts throughout the MENA region, including in Bahrain, UAE, Syria and Oman.

David also has an extensive following on social media (LinkedIn and Twitter, @DavidSavage_Law) where he blogs about construction law, the construction and infrastructure sectors, and technology disruption in those sectors.

Agenda Sessions

  • Construction Acts Around the World and Their Relation to Payments