Jose Angelo David is a foreign associate with GST LLP where he practices international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He is licensed to practice law in the Philippines.
Prior to joining GST LLP, Mr. David was an associate solicitor at the Office of the Solicitor General of the Republic of the Philippines. He represented agencies in the banking, transportation, energy, and public works sectors in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, as well as in constitutional and civil litigation proceedings before the Philippine Supreme Court and trial and appellate courts. He began his legal career as an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution department of the largest law firm in the Philippines – Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices.
Mr. David holds a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. While at HLS, he rendered pro bono advice to the US Department of Commerce, through the HLS Law and International Development Society, on the institutional rules of the Maldives International Arbitration Centre. He was also a researcher at the HLS Environmental and Energy Law Program and an editor for the Harvard Law and Policy Review. Upon graduation, he joined the International Postgraduate Research Program of HLS as a part-time researcher under the supervision of former ICSID Secretary-General Ko-Yung Tung where his research involved reforms in the investor-state dispute settlement system.
He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda University where he graduated top of his class and was the recipient of the Dean’s Award and the Judge Agustin P. Montesa Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Law Graduate. He was also the editor-in-chief of the San Beda Law Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science cum laude from the University of the Philippines and a Diploma in Spanish Law from the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía in Málaga, Spain.
Mr. David is a law lecturer in addition to his international arbitration practice. He teaches international investment and arbitration law at the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía and is a bar review lecturer in several bar review programs in the Philippines where he teaches Constitutional Law, Private International Law, and Public International Law. He is currently on leave as a professor of law at San Beda University and Far Eastern University in the Philippines.