Jose Angelo (Anjo) David is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group.

Mr. David’s practice focuses on commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases. He has represented sovereign states and foreign investors in high-stakes arbitrations under various rules (including the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules), across a range of industries, such as mining, oil and gas, construction and electric power generation. He has handled disputes across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. David was a foreign associate for an international arbitration firm based in Washington DC where he specialized in ad hoc and institutional investment arbitration. He began his legal career as an associate in a top-tier private litigation firm in Manila, Philippines. He then served as an Associate Solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General of the Republic of the Philippines, where he represented the Philippine government in domestic court proceedings, including the Supreme Court, in complex constitutional and regulatory matters. He also represented the government in international commercial and investment disputes. Among others, Mr. David advised the Philippine government in the first-ever investment mediation proceedings under the IBA Rules. 

Professional Activities

Mr. David is an advisory board member for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and serves as assistant editor to the ITA In Review.


  • Education

    • Master of Laws, Harvard Law School, 2020

      International Postgraduate Research Program, Researcher (supervised by former ICSID Secretary General Ko-Yung Tung)

      Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Articles Editor

      Harvard Law and Policy Review, Articles Editor

    • Directed Studies on Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, 2018

    • JD, San Beda University, 2014

      Class Valedictorian

      Dean’s Award for the Most Outstanding Law Graduate

      Judge Agustin P. Montesa Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Law Graduate

      San Beda Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief

    • BA, Political Science, University of the Philippines, 2010

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • New York

    • Philippines

  • Languages

    • Filipino

    • Spanish



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